i carry your heart

"i carry your heart" is a song of John Duke from 1960. The song sets the poetry of e. e. cummings. The poem was first published in 1952.

Date: 1960Composer: John Woods DukeText: E. E. Cummings

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i carry your heart
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)


E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962

By E. E. Cummings

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The Songs of John Duke (High Voice)

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The Songs of John Duke (Low Voice)

Composer(s): John Duke

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