25 November 2006

the last train is nearly due.....

Mood: poetic

i have been hearing poetry all around me today. beautiful words that i could never conceive of, but that are so lovely. so i decided to share! i put two of my favorite poems below, and while i'm re-reading an old dorothy parker book, you can read these!!! love yous!!!!! enjoy the rest of your saturday!!!

i carry your heart with me 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 the soul can hope or the mind can hide
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart
i carry it in my heart

one art by elizabeth bishop

the art of losing isn't hard to master
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster,

lose something every day. accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
the art of losing isn't hard to master.

then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. none of these will bring disaster.

i lost my mother's watch. and look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three beloved houses went.
the art of losing isn't hard to master.

i lost two cities, lovely ones. and, vaster,
some realms i owned, two rivers, a continent.
i miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

--even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
i love) i shan't have lied. it's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) a disaster.

i love those two poems.

(and this lyric title is from simon & garfunkel's "poem on the underground wall"...just in case you were wondering!)

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