I Carry Your Heart With Me is one of E E Cumming's most well-known love poems, which makes it the perfect wedding reading. It was published in 1952 but remains as relevant as it was then, and is kinda hitting us right in the feels. It's a poem about love, connection and the beauty of nature, and is sure to tug on all of your guests heartstring!. We have a free printable copy and Pin down below to add to your wedding readings board too.

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)


Well we've got a free printable copy of E E Cumming's I Carry Your Heart With Me right here, right now.


This E E Cummings wedding reading is the definition of short and sweet. (Emphasis on the sweet...). But if you fancy something a little different we have the ultimate roundup of wedding readings for your civil ceremony. If you're having a religious ceremony, we have you covered there too! And if you like Winnie the Pooh then you'll enjoy this wedding reading that'll take you right back down to Hundred Acre Wood...

Helena Milsom

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