my heart

Eddie Sluiter, 27 months

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)

~ e.e. cummings ~

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. His little face is just the sweetest. What a grin.

  2. I love this poem! My friend had us sing an arrangement of it at her wedding last year 🙂

  3. OK, that little dude just keeps getting cuter!


  4. What a sweet guy!!!

  5. Zomg!! I could just smush that cute little face!!

  6. Tina McLarty says

    I had the first two lines of this printed on the front of the programs for our wedding!

  7. That is one of my favorite poems! (and my fav poet)

    And by far the cutest pic evah.

  8. One of my favorite poems ever. Cute boy. My post today is called My Heart too. Hope yours is smiling. xoxo

  9. Oh yes. You do carry him with you.

    Just look at that face!
    It’s whatever a moon has always meant
    and whatever a sun will always sing.

    And guess what:
    He carries you in his heart, too.