Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Poetry Post

Yosemite falls at Yosemite Falls

Photo taken June, 1992.

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
By E. E. Cummings

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 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)


  1. Love this picture - I haven't seen the falls from this angle, though! :)

    Cats are weird. They wake me at 5am, and then don't eat. Maybe they were just lonely.

    Hard to believe it's been 10 years since 9-11. Thinking about how the world has changed...

    Anyway, happy Sunday to those who follow. I'm hoping for a nap later - maybe even on the beach. In between football games. And apartment-hunting.

  2. Beth, here's the recipe for capturing that view of Yosemite falls.

    Stand on the bottom tube of the railing.
    Lean out as far as you can over the top railing.
    Have someone you trust hold on to your belt.*
    Hold the camera out as far as you can.
    Take several shots.
    Hope something comes out.

    Napping later on sounds good. I think I'll include that in my plans too.

    *This is the most important step.

  3. Lovely picture!

    Beth, good luck with the apartment hunting.

    Jim, have a good nap.

    Waves to everyone.

  4. Morning all!

    Beth, happy napping and football watching!

    Jim, who did you trust enough to hold you out there? ;-)

    Dina, waves back :-)

    Just me & Mason, up at the resort, since yesterday afternoon. Mrs. F will join us tomorrow. Right now, we're up at the clubhouse — they have a shelf full of toys and Mason is busy playing while I'm scarfing the wifi. I just posted a pic of Mason out on the paddleboat.

  5. Poem is very fitting for us today. Last night we got word. I don't like the term "lost his battle with cancer" He didn't lose. He fought cancer for 3 years. He retained his strength and dignity throughout. Wayne has said you couldn't have asked for a more decent, caring man who really helped his sister turn her life around completely. Losing their son recently in the car accident was horrific but he still managed to be strong for her. Wayne's flying out tomorrow. We've been to too many funerals lately.

    Maybe one day in the future, children will ask, "what was cancer? what was war?"

    I've had enough of the 9/11 overlead. I don't need football players wearing ribbons or halftime shows to remind me. I don't need TV to help me remember. Disaster porn just keeps people in fear and in hate. I'd like to see a show about how the first responders keep being denied healthcare.

    In the meantime, we're closing down schools and we can't fix our local bridges.

    I'm taking bereavement but staying home with the kids. Wayne's going to invite his sister out to Portland to stay a while to get away from it all. She's never left New England. Up untill a year ago, she'd never left NH or MA.

  6. Janet, I'm sorry for your loss, but glad that ee cummings words provided you comfort. I didn't even think about reading it that way. Thanks for opening my eyes up.

    Hi Dina & Farf.

  7. I think my heart is so heavy because it carries the hearts of so many I have known and loved.

    Just been a rotten week of lesses. But nothing like what his sister has gone through. Loss of a son and now her husband. The word "unbearable" doesn't quite fit it all the way.


  8. Hugs and sympathy to you and your family, Janet. That's so good of you to offer a refuge to Wayne's sister. Obviously, I don't know anything about Wayne's sister but to me Portland has one of the best places for a mind in need of solace -- the Japanese garden in Washington Park.

  9. Sending hugs to Janet and her family.

    And Janet, focusing on the lack of care for the first responders seems to me to be THE way to remember today.

  10. I put the poem of Jim's up on her facebook "wall". I had to use Danni's account cause I don't do FB.

    Great idea, Andi! The Japanese Gardens. Hell, the scenery around here alone is soothing. Will definitely take her to Cannon beach. That's my zen beach.

    Thanks guys. I just can't imagine her pain. Losing a child then your spouse. And Dick Cheney is walking around.. It's just so wrong.

  11. Janet, many condolences and much sympathy on your loss. The Japanese Gardens sound like a wonderful place for solace. And I second Canon Beach. I was only there once, but sat on the beach at sunset until the sun was down watching the water spout of a whale in the distance. It is one of the best quiet moments of my life. (And who knows, maybe you were there too at the time?) I hope you get rest and comfort there.

    Love the poem Jim. I always forget that I like ee cummings.

    I too am skipping all the 9/11 memorials, just can't bring myself to even turn on the teevee or radio.

  12. Andi and I are avoiding the 9/11 mediathon by listening to music we haven't heard in several years. I have an iTunes play list that started out with over 1900 songs on it. We're down to only 1700 some-odd songs now. I started yesterday.

  13. More reasons I love you guys! thanks

    Hey, Condi Rice is coming to Portland State Uni. I've already got myself locked in as being the one with the blood red hands to infiltrate and get in her war criminal face. It's one of my favorite actions actually - following her around and chasing her out of town. we did it last year. She didn't even fly in after she heard of all the protests.

    The world somehow continues to spin.