I Carry Your Heart With Me – Poem for Funerals by EE Cummings

Read by Marc Lemezma Funeral Celebrant – Maidstone Kent


This beautiful poem was not originally written a memorial or funeral piece.
However, the wistful nature of the echoing lines implies the loss of a deep love.
I have to admit forgetting about it, until it was chosen recently by a family for their loved one’s service.

Sarah’s Toasty Blessing by Marc Lemezma

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)







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