kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

12 February 2011

day twelve: write a poem

Once upon a time I wrote a poem, but also once upon a time, I am a chicken.
So instead, here's a poem by one of my favorites.

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 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)

ee cummings


lotusgirl said...

I would have loved to read one of your poems, but I love e.e. cummings poetry. I guess I'll live.

Hannah Beth said...

Oh! I've heard this one before, actually. Have you seen the movie, In Her Shoes? I think they do another one of his, too. If you haven't seen it, it's pretty cute

I am totally copying you with the 30 day challenge. Just so's you know