Last night I was browsing the internet for unique wedding gifts, especially literary wedding gifts, and I was reminded of this great poem. The poem was made famous to me by the book and movie “In Her Shoes,” and I found a tiny dish that has the final words stamped on it: “i carry your heart.” The dish holds a ceramic heart and will be perfect for wedding rings by the sink or special mementos on the dresser.
Needless to say, the dish has been purchased and now a book of love poems will go along with it…
Here’s the inspiration:
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]
Another poet I was introduced to through movies was Pablo Neruda. I love the movie “Il Postino,” even more everytime I see it. I remember in the early days of the internet that I found a great site dedicated to his poetry and translations and I loved it. (Do you remember those early days of discovering all you could on the internet? As a reader of the encyclopedia set we had at home, this internet exploring was nirvana!)
I didn’t have a favorite poem at that time and I will have to spend some more time with his works before I can pick one, but here is one that I found today that is great. Enjoy.
of what came before me.
Come with a man
on your shoulders,
come with a hundred men in your hair,
come with a thousand men between your breasts and your feet,
come like a river
full of drowned men
which flows down to the wild sea,
to the eternal surf, to Time!
Bring them all
to where I am waiting for you;
we shall always be alone,
we shall always be you and I
alone on earth,
to start our life!
Off to read!