This week’s Sunday Share is [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by e. e. cummings. I chose this poem because of its use of parentheses. It’s as if there are two poems in one. This poem inspired me to write one of my own, blending two poems into one with only parentheses separating each line. For copyright reasons, I have not included the entire poem in this post. Please follow the “Read More” link to read the entire poem.
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
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)
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
Cummings, E. E. “[i Carry Your Heart with Me(i Carry It in] by E. E….” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/49493/i-carry-your-heart-with-mei-carry-it-in.