Friday, January 31, 2014

On Sisterly love

(found in my old inbox)

Years ago, I met a very intelligent girl. She had masters' in English literature (and earlier had admission offers from two world class universities). Once she had fight with her only sister. They had huge disconnect, miscommunication and heartburn. At end of extreme frustration, she sent this poem of E.E. Cummings to her sister. And, I believe, this best describes a relationship between siblings.

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)

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