Poem In Your Pocket Week: Introduction

May 3, 2004

It’s never too late to celebrate a good thing, so in honor of National Poetry Month — which was last, not this, month — and especially because I love the idea of keeping a poem in my pocket, I’m going to post a poem a day this week. Enjoy!

Today’s poem >>


  1. Chioma says:

    This is a wonderful idea. So I’ll share one of my favorites by 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)

  2. crissy says:

    oooh, christine, i love your poem! especially the last lines… wow, very powerful, and true.

  3. the stinkowitz says:

    Your poem is gorgeous, Christine. (I remember reading it before but I am so happy to read it again.) It blows my mind how talented and multi-talented you are.

  4. Rena Tom says:

    the e.e. cummings poem is the one we had read at our wedding! awwwww! almost one year ago…

  5. ani says:

    I looooove that poem. I had it in my wedding booklet to pass out to the guests!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so glad you like it as well.

  6. arvin says:

    reading that poem makes me sad but tells be to be happy…. which is what the poem is about, telling me how i fell when i read it, except for the music coz i cant hear it. does that make sense… pretty cool though…

  7. pao says:

    hi there, i stumbled on your blog through stumbledupon :) and boy am i glad i did. it’s such a charming blog, and i love the poems. :) keep on blogging.

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