>I recently came across the poem “i carry your heart with me” by e.e. cummings. The poem reads:
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
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)
(Yes, the lack of capitalization and correct punctuation is right. e.e. cummings used creative license.)
The poem is about a soul mate, not necessarily a lover, but a soul friend. The soul-twisting connection between two people is beautiful and mysterious and cummings captures that. Reading this poem in light of my faith in God is a reminder of our interconnectedness with God.
God’s spirit dwells within us, within our heart. Everywhere we go, God is there. Everything we do, God is in that moment. Whatever we do is a successful union with God’s will or a missed opportunity. God’s possibilities are beyond our hopes.
The poem reminds us that we are so interconnected with God that we are rooted in God. The root, the bud, the tree that gives life is God. Not only is God’s world our world, but God is our world. The night lights that permeate the darkness is a mystery, but no mystery to God.
It should be no secret, not the deepest secret that nobody knows, that we carry God in our heart. The challenge is to live and act as if God is in our heart and it belongs to God.
May your light shine brighter than the sun and the moon,
Poem text copied from: http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/eecummings/11913.