Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i carry your heart

 This beautiful poem by e e cummings was set to music.  We are singing it at both of the schools where I work as accompanist.  It is absolutely gorgeous!   It is a real gift to be able to put wonderful words like this to equally rich and beautiful music.  I am privileged to spend most of everyday working on beautiful music such as this.

"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)"

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