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I carry your heart with me...e e cummings

 
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:33 am    Post subject: I carry your heart with me...e e cummings Reply with quote

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-8Nxs0alNEI

goosebumps...
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David



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That truly is lovely! I think i'll keep it!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it too! My best friend did this as a reading at my wedding in June so it is very special to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked that one, the mix of images too... and the heart...

oh the heart... dear heart, sweetheart...
pump of blood, seat of all the emotions,
fortress'd by those too wounded in love,
too hurt to open up their doors to one so favour'd.

oh the heart... broken hearted, heartfelt;
wide open by those yet fresh in hopes
and young still like new roses
with the dew still fresh upon them
as if morning were moved
to weep at such sweet innocence.

the heart red with oxygen and blood
beating out it's living rhythm in
the world's long-standing dance
crying out to live and live again
as if to live were all and this dance -
the heart's own dance, own song
own beat...

oh the heart... my body's drum.

But from cummings I go to shakespeare, this is my favourite sonnet, coupled with austen and rufus wainwright...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X6FFtq5CEoM&feature=related

When I am here, with all of you, can I ever be out of favour with the world and men's eyes?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely. e.e. cummings is a favorite of mine. my initals are e.e. also and I went through a phase in elementary school and would only write my name as such. my teacher indulged me which I think showed a openness to creativity so lacking in the school district I grew up in. She was a gem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: e.e.commings et al Reply with quote

I've always liked liked that poem and most of his other poems but this one by WH Auden, I've always loved and now, in my life more so:

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public
doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.


He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.


The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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Nicki



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that Auden poem too - I think that John Hannah does a fantastic job of reading it at his lover's funeral in Four Weddings & a Funeral, and it never fails to make me cry. If you haven't seen it, you definately should
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gE9E07EznXw&feature=related

As cheesy and cliched as it may be, my favourite poem is "Warning - When I am an old woman I shall wear purple..." by Jenny Joseph. My great-grandmother loved it, and had a copy of it framed on her wall. Cheesy, but lovely at the same!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: loss and sadness Reply with quote

I have a dog I adopted.
It was two years ago my other dog died and it really affected me so I went alone to Paris and when I returned, we adopted "Pastis."

This poem is by Neruda and touches me.



A Dog Has Died


My dog has died.
I buried him in the garden
next to a rusted old machine.

Some day I'll join him right there,
but now he's gone with his shaggy coat,
his bad manners and his cold nose,
and I, the materialist, who never believed
in any promised heaven in the sky
for any human being,
I believe in a heaven I'll never enter.
Yes, I believe in a heaven for all dogdom
where my dog waits for my arrival
waving his fan-like tail in friendship.

Ai, I'll not speak of sadness here on earth,
of having lost a companion
who was never servile.
His friendship for me, like that of a porcupine
withholding its authority,
was the friendship of a star, aloof,
with no more intimacy than was called for,
with no exaggerations:
he never climbed all over my clothes
filling me full of his hair or his mange,
he never rubbed up against my knee
like other dogs obsessed with sex.

No, my dog used to gaze at me,
paying me the attention I need,
the attention required
to make a vain person like me understand
that, being a dog, he was wasting time,
but, with those eyes so much purer than mine,
he'd keep on gazing at me
with a look that reserved for me alone
all his sweet and shaggy life,
always near me, never troubling me,
and asking nothing.

Ai, how many times have I envied his tail
as we walked together on the shores of the sea
in the lonely winter of Isla Negra
where the wintering birds filled the sky
and my hairy dog was jumping about
full of the voltage of the sea's movement:
my wandering dog, sniffing away
with his golden tail held high,
face to face with the ocean's spray.

Joyful, joyful, joyful,
as only dogs know how to be happy
with only the autonomy
of their shameless spirit.

There are no good-byes for my dog who has died,
and we don't now and never did lie to each other.

So now he's gone and I buried him,
and that's all there is to it.


Translated, from the Spanish, by Alfred Yankauer

Pablo Neruda
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:06 pm    Post subject: it speaks for me Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Dg1Ymji-Q
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