Monday, October 10, 2005

The Matinee

I carry your heart

Because I have nothing to do, and only two more weeks to do it in, I went to the matinee today and saw In Her Shoes. It was wonderful.

What was especially touching, other than one of the characters hitting very close to home, was the e.e. cummings poem, I carry your heart... 

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 what ever 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)



I heard this poem not only with my ears, but with my heart.  I was very melancholy leaving the theatre.


martinsek5 said...

I read that book, and have been wanting to see the movie.  We saw Proof on friday night and it was EXCELLENT, if you feel like another matinee :-)  Pamela

ksquester said...

Thank goodness you gave it your reccomendation.......I'll go see it. I love Shirley anyway. Too many movies out there that are sooooooo bad, that it will be a pleasure to see one that is good.  Thanks, Anne

justaname4me2 said...

I had read the book and was excited to see the movie, so well, I was there on Friday the day it came out :o) It was so touching the way Cameron stuggled to read that passage and it is indeed beautiful.

nellemclaughlin said...

I lov ee cummings especially his line "not even the rain has such small hands".

theresarrt7 said...

What a beautifully haunting entry.  Uh oh, now I am melancholy.  But that's okay!  It is worth it.  Reading your entry was worth it.  I like melancholy anyway.  

gypsytrader49 said...

I like e.e. cummings. And am glad to hear you thought the movie good. It's one of the movies I want to see.

indigosunmoon said...

What a beautiful poem.  I can't wait to see
this movie!

sistercdr said...

That's one of my favorite e.e. cummings' poems.  I've wanted to see that movie, but I'm a little hesitant, since my sister and I are experiencing a bit of a rift.

ryanagi said...

Lovely. :-)

mavarin said...

Ooh.  That's a new one to me.  It must not be in the collection I borrowed 30 years ago and never gave back. - Karen

paisleyskys said...

That is very beautiful~

Put a Smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Wishing you health, happiness and laughter.

wkdmama said...

Hi Alphawoman,

You touched my memory of e.e. cummings.  It has been a long time since I've read anything by this poet.  I used to love reading such a unique style.

Here's a poem I've always loved but don't know who the poet is.  Maybe you would know.  It goes (and please forgive any mistakes):

Love, like a bird, hath (or has) perched upon a spray
For thee and me to hearken what he sings.
Contented, he forgets to fly away.
But hush!
Remind not Eros of his wings.

You are an interesting writer yourself.

belfastcowboy75 said...

Always nice to run acoss cummings. But when I saw your heading, I thought I was going to hear that Joe got lucky this morning.

bannistersusan said...

Hi--me again, just thought I'd say that Monday evening I also saw In Her Shoes and have to say it was the BEST film I have seen in ages--I don't care what anyone says Shirley MacLaine makes this move what it is--great!!  It's the best celebrate life movie around--I have been a fan of Shirley MacLaine for years and I'm happy to see she's back in this superb movie--I feel that the two young women in this movie were also wonderful--three cheers for the director of this one--I am going to see it again soon and I rarely go see movies twice within 6 months to two years.  I can't wait until it comes out on DVD--I'll wait in line for hours to buy this one--it's already a classic and it's only been out about 10 days.  Shirley MacLaine should win the best supporting role for this movie next spring when the Academy Awards are handed out!  I am a gentile (Episcopalian) who was raised around a well known Jewish family from Toledo, Ohio who owned a west Toledo Deli here (called Brauer's) and I felt like I was in a time travel movie and was going back to some parts of my past as far as relationships go and my devotion to my Jewish godmother and her family--my boyfriend and closest male friend (Eliot Richard Brauer) who was adopted by Ann Brauer and Irwin Brauer in 1946 (produced by a relationship between a physician and a nurse who were apparently already married or thereabouts), died of non-Hodgkins disease at the ripe age of 33 and I felt so touched by this movie I almost felt ethereal--I hope they do a In Her Shoes, Part II--I wonder if the Director has thought of that yet!!??  I sure hope so--I can think of some new story plots for this one ... can you?? Recently, last spring my "Aunt Ann Brauer" passed away and this movie brought by relationship with my future mother in law to light--I did not marry Eliot Richard but wish that would have been possible.  My life was enriched and lightened by this classic movie.  Have a nice day!!   &nbsp

msshel said...

This movie and poem were so poignant to me, I couldn't stop from crying.  I have a daughter who has mental illness, and it touched me so deeply.  Everything was so fitting and so true.  And then when I heard the poem......i thought of my daughter on that too.  I had to look up the poem online so I could have a copy of it.  I haven't cried this much over a movie since Sophie's Choice.  But it definitely was a wonderful movie.  

deabvt said...

Awww, my sister`s, the poet, favorite poet!