Thursday, 4 December 2008

Heart of the mountains

The City of the Blue Mountains comprises a string of small towns or villages running along a ridge flanked on each side by wilderness. Each town has its own entry sign with its own claim to fame.

Words to walk with:
I carry your heart with me by ee cummings
"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)

3 comments:

  1. My daughter and I love this poem in the movie "In her shoes" - very evocative. You have an award over at my place :-)

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  2. Lovely poem and good description of the ribbon development slong the mountain

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  3. I've never read that poem before, e e cummings is always such a surprise.
    I looked up Blue Mountains on a map. I had no idea that they were mountains in the region of Australia. I learn so much from blogging!

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