signe de l’amour

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I carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) ― E. E. Cummings

It feels as though perpetual fire burns —
creeps upon as blush while thought of you returns
I sigh as ripples of water expand across the lake
and wonder if you care whether I sleep or wake
Autumn arrayed in crimson red, bear folds of fading green
reminds me oh that life is but an empty dream  —
I carry you inside regardless of where I go
as courage among unpetaled crocus grows
I utter in serene and solemn hour
I love you (more) for what you are

 

 

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68 thoughts on “signe de l’amour

  1. ladyleemanila says:

    Autumn arrayed in crimson red, bear folds of fading green
    reminds me oh that life is but an empty dream — I love this!
    a lovely poem, Sanaa 🙂

  2. Sumana Roy says:

    “creeps upon as blush while thought of you returns” and “I carry you inside regardless of where I go / as courage among unpetaled crocus grow”…beautiful lines, like an extension of Cumming’s quote…

  3. kaykuala h says:

    I sigh as ripples of water expand across the lake
    and wonder if you care whether I sleep or wake
    Autumn arrayed in crimson red, bear folds of fading green
    reminds me oh that life is but an empty dream

    Yes, sometimes one just wonders whether he cares or not. This is classic rhyming Sanaa!

    Hank

  4. Old Egg says:

    What a significant last line for while looks attract it is the person inside that really counts and it is those qualities that keep you together. A beautiful poem Sanaa.

  5. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    I like the bear fold reference not least because of the association with hibernation – feels like feelings of love are similarly attenuated – even if you meant ‘bare’ the naked pain is evident here especially these sensational lines:
    ” sigh as ripples of water expand across the lake
    and wonder if you care whether I sleep or wake”

  6. Jae Rose says:

    You have expanded the quote quite beautifully – perhaps that we love and treasure someone’s heart is more important in some ways than wondering if we are loved back in the same way

  7. Mary says:

    Yes indeed, we do carry those we love inside us no matter where we are. And loving someone for who they ARE is a beautiful thing.

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