Monday, April 16, 2012

Love and Loss

The last time I saw Kate
Steven and Courtney's Marriage Celebration
Dear Friends,

This poem was read at the Celebration of Life for my friend Kate in March 2011, again at the memorial hosted by her parents in Wyoming in July, and on countless other occasions. It also happened to be read at the wedding of my friend Steven who celebrated his marriage same day she passed away. On the anniversary of both, I thought I would share...

i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
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)

-- e.e. cummings


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