Sunday Reading :: Week 2

Yes, I know it's Monday but I'm close right? And if you missed the introduction of Sunday Reading last week you can find it **here**. Without further ado, this week we have an almost sonnet but actually a poem from e.e. cummings.

e.e. cummings is a favorite at weddings, he talks of a deep and profound love in many of his poems personally I just love the simplicity and how he'll break the rules of grammar and punctuation. Even after all of these years, his work is fresh and timeless yet somehow epic (kind of like the photographs I try to take)

i carry your heart with me

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 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)

Do you have a favorite poem, reading, essay you'd like to share - click on "see comments for this post" and let me know!


  1. Awww, that poem is beautiful Leah! I'm really looking forward to raeding all your Sunday posts. You may end up hearing one of them at our wedding. Yes, I'm that lazy. :) haha, just kidding!

  2. Neeta - thank you for your comment - I can't wait for your wedding regardless of the reading! Leah

  3. Leah, This is such a beautiful poem and one of my favorites. Mikey actually read this poem to me as a surprise at our wedding. ~Regina~

  4. Love the Sunday readings. I have one (actually i have 20,000, but this is one i just recently wrote in a card)

    Excerpt from
    The Bridge Across Forever
    ~ Richard Bach ~

    A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.