Wednesday, March 04, 2009

i carry your heart

Mango's brother read this e.e. cummings poem at our wedding over ten and a half years ago now...

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

...and I thought of it today as I watched Mango disappear through security at the airport. He's at a science educator's conference until Saturday. As he walked away I wondered how it can always feel like my heart is going out from me. And, yet, there's so much comfort in that, in knowing my heart goes with him, and his is with me, and we are all mixed up together.


  1. Your relationship is so inspiring.

  2. <3 <3 <3

    you've melted me, amy.

    and inspired me in *my* marriage!


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