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February 19, 2010


i carry your heart in mine

by Andrea O'Connell

Singular shades and sounds. This is what I am about these days; it’s not heavy, but it’s clamorous within me, like the sound of one cymbal when there should be two.  It’s the crash in my head, it startles my heart – shakes me awake, and the treble and tremble travel down to my toes. Yes, right down to the blister on my little toe.

Yes. This is exactly what I am about these days.

… 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

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Feb 19 2010

    wonderful poetry.

    • Andrea
      Feb 19 2010

      Yes, I agree – cummings is amazing. Thank you for your comments; I really appreciate it.


  2. Feb 19 2010

    grounded in death.

  3. Andrea
    Feb 19 2010

    grounded in death? Maybe grounded in the continuum if souls that carry on? LOL. Or so I would hope.


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