Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I'm sharing this poem
That goes to the heart of me
Happy Mother's Day!

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)

e e cummings


Brittany said...

Perfect for Mother's Day!! :)

lime said...

marvelous...and funnily enough another friend of mine posted this poem just a couple weeks ago. it's quite worthy.

Mom24 said...

That is so beautiful. Thank you for that. Somehow, in all the hustle and bustle of trying to figure out how everything is going to get *done* (when does that ever happen anyway?), I have lost sight of the most important thing about this weekend--Mother's Day, and celebrating the incredible miracles that are my children. I was even planning on cleaning and grocery shopping on Sunday. You have given me a much needed reality check. Things will have to be gotten to another time, our Mother's Day will be spent celebrating our family.

maggie's mind said...

You have such excellent taste. I *love* that poem. The even used it on ER a season or so ago (they all blur together anymore) for a wedding. Beautiful poem. Hope things are settling down a bit with your dad. I still think about your family and hope everyone is finding some peace.

Anonymous said...

i love e.e. cummings and that is a great poem!

hope your mother's day is wonderful!

anne said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too. I love the ee cummings poem.

Toni said...

ee cummings rocks. Happy Mother's Day, Kat! (:

My Life With Boys said...

Beautiful poem and 'Happy Mother's Day' to you too! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Dawn said...

Happy Mother's Day Kathryn. I loved the poem it seems such a perfect way to describe the feelings of a mother.

Nissa said...

I was reading it and thinking 'Wow Kathryn, great poem!' I laughed when I saw it was by EE Cummings.

You should still post your Haiku, though, because they're always really good!

Elaine A. said...

Just beautiful! Happy Mother's Day Kathryn!

storyteller said...

e e cummings is
a favorite poet of
mine … This is perfect!

Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day!
Hugs and blessings,

MamaGeek said...

Oh yeah, that was PERFECT for Mother's Day. Beautiful poem and I hope you have a special day with those 3 beautiful boys of yours Kathryn.

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kathryn!
Enjoy your day with all of your boys.

Bren said...

Love ee cummings! What a beautiful poem for Mother's Day!

Enjoy the day with those beautiful boys of yours!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the best moms I know!

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful and perfect.
Thank you for sharing this.
Happy (early) Mother's Day.

Fire Hunt said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too:) I like the poem!

Kristen said...


Happy Mother's Day Kathryn! Hope you enjoy every minute of the boys. :)

painted maypole said...

very sweet

Beck said...

One of my favorites - so beautiful.

Laura McIntyre said...

Lovely , Happy Mothers day to you (ours was celebrated months ago)

Kellan said...

Just beautiful! Happy Mother's Day Katheryn - hope you have a good weekend too! See you - Kellan

krissy said...


And a Happy Mothers Day to you too!

ConverseMomma said...

I love, love, love, love this poem. I read it at my son's blessing. I just had a replacement wedding band made with these lines inscribed on it. Seriously, it's my all time fave. Thanks for posting it. Beautiful!
Happy Mother's Day!

the dragonfly said...

I love to be Mommy. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Sandy C. said...

I haven't read this before. Thank you so much for sharing. It is beautiful :)

Wishing you a very special Mother's Day!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I love e e cummings.

Happy Mom's Day!

Family Adventure said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kathryn. Read your post below and am anxiously looking for signs now!


just jamie said...

you're a softie kathryn. i love it. happy mother's day!

LaskiGal said...

You are so adored. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson