E. E. Cummings

29 Jan

„Cummings was a fine artist, playwright and novelist. He studied art in Paris following World War I and he adopted a cubist style in his artwork. He considered himself as much a painter as a poet, spending much of the day painting and much of the night writing. Cummings particularly admired the artwork of Pablo Picasso. Cummings‘ understanding of presentation can be seen in his use of typography to „paint a picture“ with words in some of his poems. (…) More than 168 of Cummings‘ original poems have been set to music.“

 

i carry your heart with me

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)

 

Cheers, Herr Cummings!

Eine Antwort to “E. E. Cummings”

  1. segmation Januar 30, 2011 um 8:00 pm #

    Since you like Picasso, check out my blog at http://segmation.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/leonardo-and-picasso-artists-of-their-times-www-segmation-com/ Thanks!

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