I'm trying to find a good verse or line of a poem for my wedding invitations. I'm currently considering the last portion of e.e. cumming's "i carry your heart," which I think is lovely and I have always been fond of cummings in general.
1. if there are any other suggested poems/poets for my pursuits and
2. if there are any specific thoughts on using "i carry your heart."
Thanks for any and all input.
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)
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)
It's a personal choice - it's your wedding, have whatever appeals to you. The only slight disadvantage to using a cummings quote is his lack of capital letters which traditionalists might think looks a bit odd among all the capitalised names etc on a traditional wedding invitation (esp if you pick a bit with "i" in it). You could do a cummings-style invitation and use lower case throughout, or put the quote in italics or a different font.