i carry your heart with me

It’s our wedding anniversary today. Twenty-seven years ago, on a spring day in Florida, we made our friends and family sit through a long earnest ceremony, then had a lovely party afterwards. The intervening years have been joyous and hard and worth it. I’ve got to say, if I have to be sheltering-in-place with anyone, my beloved is still my first choice. (And the college student upstairs is a bonus.) My writing prompt today is an old favorite by e.e.cummings.

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
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 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)

Be well, Julie

2 thoughts on “i carry your heart with me”

  1. Happy belated anniversary!

    “Oh, if you only knew
    what I carried in my heart,
    you would marvel!”
    ~Attributed to Margaret of Castello, (c. 1287-1320) who was a force of love, and lived with myriad medical challenges. For those living with medical challenges in their daily lives, Margaret is a special source of inspiration. She, along with so many within the communion of saints–helps me to see that God’s gift of love to us is meant to be shared with our beautiful and broken world.
    Peace and joy as you celebrate the gift of another year with your beloved!

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