November 02, 2006

I Carry Your Heart With Me

I watched In Her Shoes (a movie adapted from the book of the same title, by Jennifer Weiner) a couple of weeks ago, and although I found the movie a tad slow (it WAS a drama, after all), it certainly was a meaningful movie, about two sisters who finally found and understood each other, after so many years together.

I found the poem which Maggie (played by Cameron Diaz) recited to Rose (Toni Collete) on her wedding day absolutely lovely. It's I Carry Your Heart With Me, by E.E Cummings.

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)

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to the book, which I've been trying to finish for days.

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