Edward Estlin Cummings was an American poet, essayist, playwright and author. He is popularly known was E. E. Cummings. Apart from poems and novels he has also done numerous paintings and drawings.
Cummings has great passion for poems and he always wanted to be a poet. He started writing poems daily from the age of eight to the age of twenty two. He went to Harvard and from there he developed and interest in modern poetry which ignored the punctuation and grammar required for a poem. Many of his poems are sonnets, with a modern twist. His poems usually deal with themes of nature and love and of relationships of the individuals to the masses. A number of his poems feature enthusiastic style with words, parts of words, or punctuation symbols scattered across the poem, often making title sense until read aloud.
Cummings poems are well known for the depth that he writes in romantic subject with included love, sex and the season of rebirth. He is also known for his controversial subject matter.
This poem, “I carry your heart with me” is a truly exceptional poem that demonstrates the depth of love between two people. As the title itself says, the narrator is carrying his love’s heart with him, so that no matter where he is, no distance could separate them from within.
He begins the poem by stating it straightly and clearly that, he carries his love’s heart in his heart, so that wherever he goes, he feels her presence and whatever he does, he feels like he is doing for her, or she is telling him to do. He just cannot think about being separated is what is being pictured here.
He says that he does not believe in fate or fortune as he considers that anything that happens in his life, whether good or bad is an influence of her being with him. He does not require another world, or the moon and sun rising are all meant for his love to sparkle more love between them.
In the last he talks about a tree that he names it as life and the roots and buds are all special as all these are connected to the past and present and he believes that unless the roots of a relationship is strong, there wouldn’t be any buds or it would not grow like a tree that extends to the sky. This is why he says, a strong relationship is like a strong tree that grows beyond hopes and aspiration and cannot be reached.
The same is with him like holding her heart along with his, so that a strong foundation is formed and nothing could get them apart.
A great romantic poem which shows the depth of love between couples.