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Thursday, June 3, 2010

To carry your love, your heart, with another

A response was sent re: my most recent blog post, "Why would you say No?" which was about carrying your love for another with you throughout the day. The individual asked for examples on how to actually do this.

My first reaction was you just do! It's inside you. When you truly love another, their being is with you wherever you go, whatever you do. They are on your mind. When you are separated from each other, you look forward to reuniting, whether it be that same day or many days later.

And when our loved ones have died, we can still carry their love with us, through our memories. Tender, precious memories.

I did some research on the internet and through poetry books I have. I found two items, a poem by E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) and lyrics by country singer George Strait, which I share below. Perhaps these will illustrate it better.

In E.E. Cummings' 1958 book, 95 Poems, he writes:

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)

George Strait wrote the lyrics to the 1997 song, "Carrying Your Love with Me." Listen to it on YouTube:

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