Monday, April 9, 2007

Author: Jay Gilbert

The Most Famous Love Poem

Love poems have been written for centuries to inspire lovers and create romance. When you give your special someone a love poem, you can express your feelings through eloquent words in a memorable way. Many famous love poems are written by classical poets, such as Lord Byron, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Shakespeare. But a famous love poem by a modern poet may appeal to a younger person who likes a less formal tone.

The poet e.e. cummings wrote what is probably the most famous love poem currently. It has been featured in other books and movies, used as inspiration for other writers.

i carry your heart with me
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)

The poet e.e. cummings is quite a unique writer in that he used new methods of creating mood and setting the words to paper. He explored the use of white space on the page and made the words' appearance just as important as their sound when the poem was read aloud.

This poem is a perfect example of his use of parentheses and unusual stanza variation. He found a wonderful way of expressing very abstract ideas with some concrete grammatical forms. Use this poem to express to your loved one just how much they mean to you.

Visit to find out more about famous love poems.


About the Author: Art Hill is an internet poet who operates an independant poetry publishing company.

posted by med
3:05 PM

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April 10, 2007 at 12:14 AM  
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April 10, 2007 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Petula Wright said...

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April 10, 2007 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger La Cuoca said...

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April 11, 2007 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Is that the most famous love poem?? I'd never heard of it!!

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April 11, 2007 at 4:09 PM  
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April 12, 2007 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Madd Shame said...

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April 13, 2007 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger syabie said...

nice one...remind me of jump, i jump...hehe

April 15, 2007 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger Bonzo said...

Pablo Neruda

April 15, 2007 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

That poem was so sweet.

April 16, 2007 at 4:58 AM  
Blogger Brian in Mpls said...

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Keep up the good work.

April 16, 2007 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I have always loved this poem. I used it as the background commentary for the slide show memorial photos at a loved one's funeral and it was powerful.

April 16, 2007 at 11:21 PM  
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April 16, 2007 at 11:21 PM  
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April 17, 2007 at 3:40 AM  
Blogger CoCoCan said...

well..good poem~~I like it~~
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April 17, 2007 at 7:00 PM  
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April 17, 2007 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger JasonJC said...

That poem reminds me of what Jesus would have to say about all of us.

Our hearts are in His. So much so that He died for us! Imagine how much or what kind of love it takes to die for someone... A love so sweet and pure, a love that has no selfish motive other than seeking you for who you are.

Thanks for sharing that poem.


Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

April 17, 2007 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger canabakan said...

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April 18, 2007 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger luima said...

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April 18, 2007 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger daevyd said...

Very poignant, dude

April 18, 2007 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger Strider said...

Hmmm, I think that the Song of Solomon, KJV, is still pretty damn good. Haven't read any ee cummings. Might try some eventually.

April 19, 2007 at 12:02 AM  
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April 19, 2007 at 3:13 AM  
Blogger danny said...

It's a beautiful poem by a great poet.

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April 19, 2007 at 1:52 PM  
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April 19, 2007 at 2:18 PM  
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April 20, 2007 at 1:45 AM  
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April 20, 2007 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger thejunkyswife said...

I love that poem. It makes me miss when my husband was a reasonable person.

April 20, 2007 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Phil f said...

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April 20, 2007 at 5:12 PM  
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April 21, 2007 at 1:44 AM  
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April 21, 2007 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

ee cummings also didn't use capital letters or traditional punctuation - he was way ahead of his time.

thank you for sharing.

April 22, 2007 at 2:02 AM  
Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

I grew up by the sea and ee cummings captured the whole concept of the feeling of it all in his poem Maggie, Milly etc...the last verse reads...

"For whoever we are, whether it's a you or a me - it's always ourselves we find in the sea!"

April 22, 2007 at 3:25 AM  
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April 22, 2007 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I have to say I have never heard of the love poem you suggested. Though I do like it.

April 23, 2007 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Saroora said...

a bit long

April 23, 2007 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger A_N_Nanda said...


The poem is good, no doubt, but the parentheses are rather distracting.

Yours is a nice blog and I say it for its sheer variety of contents.


April 23, 2007 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Sandra Lara said...

Pure genius. I love this poem...
Greetings ;)

April 23, 2007 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Yegritos said...

Muy divertido

April 24, 2007 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger -Broken- said...

Love stuff..
Makes you pain in your heart when things just doesn't go with the you hope for..
Maybe the joyful part is more then the painful part and that makes it worth it...
For the sake of sweet memories....

April 24, 2007 at 1:28 AM  
Blogger DAVUTKURKUT said...

Come, Come again ! Whatever you are... Whether you are infidel, idolater or fireworshipper. Whether you have broken your vows of repentance a hundred times This is not the gate of despair, This is the gate of hope. Come, come again...

April 25, 2007 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger PACE said...

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April 25, 2007 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Sudeep Mirza said...

Nice ..

April 25, 2007 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Indifferent said...


Nice! Though I believe that the best love poem ever written is "The definition of love," by Andrew Marvel.

Keep up the good work.

April 26, 2007 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger appletini said...

What a beautiful poem : )

April 26, 2007 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Juan said...

Si no tuvieras tu cerebro inmerso exclusivamente en la cultura anglosajona sabrías que los mejores poetas del mundo y de la historia son de cultura greco-romana. Posiblemente los mejores sean los poetas españoles e italianos del S XVI.

April 26, 2007 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger wheatgerm said...

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April 26, 2007 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Livingsword said...

Most famous love poem... can't be close it is the Song of Solomon also known as Song of songs in the Bible. Read over thousands of years with "B" billions in print in more languages than any other book on the planet.

April 26, 2007 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger George said...

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November 20, 2009 at 3:42 AM  
Blogger Iqbal Hossain said...

This stings right through my heart. Your words are so honest and true. The words I've been dying to say to someone who walked all over my heart.

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