Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A private moment with my man

Hi! I'm bleary and drowsy but I wanted to write this to you.
In the movie "In her shoes", Cameron Diaz plays a ditzy girl who constantly lands herself in scrapes and messes up everything. But her heart was always in the right place, and like all movies, in the end she redeemed herself.
You know I suck at writing poetry. So here's the poem she read out at the end. I do not claim to like or understand all of e.e.cummings' poetry, but this one- this one I claim:

i carry your heart with me - 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 the 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).

Have a great day, sweets.


Calliopia said...

Do you get up and go online first thing in the morning (and then move on to your studies hopefully, yes your old teachers still care about all that)? :)

Seriously, have you noticed that when poems are read out in a movie, they become that much more meaningful (like Auden's Stop all the clocks in Four Weddings)? Probably because of the context and that they're usually good poems but I also think when poems are actually read out loud, at least the shorter ones, you get a better insight into them than when you just read them in silence.

ku2 said...

Yes miss, thank you miss :D
Yep, almost first thing in the morning. It was the first thing that popped into my head and after doing the needful *koff koff* I got to it.. And er.. I exercised my critical faculties afterwards :D

Not only poems but songs too, acquire a deeper meaning in a movie. I sometimes pretend there's a soundtrack to my life, hehe, weird, I know.

jay-me said...

i knew it!!! u have a chronic love- sick disease besides ur koff koff, bt its gud, 4 u, at least. It helps to keep ur feet firmly on the ground, keep suffering the symptoms!hehe hope "he" reads ur post. I mumangah i hmu ciag...cuan poems exert greater effect wen read aloud bcos, i feel, u nt only get to see/read but also get to hear the actual mood it conveys.

ku2 said...

Chronically love-struck :(
Mumangah chuan ka hmuh loh pawn a background ah tal a awm ziah (tak tak!!)
Agree, poems are better when read aloud, mahse action nen a tih hi chu nuihzatthlak deuh.. Lolzz, I almost remember a joke that RS-i told us about a nula enacting a poem.. can u remember?

illusionaire said...

Hey thanxxxx! You really didn't have to write so much about me, that too in public...

:D :D :D

Tak takin, this is a really sweet poem you have dedicated to your boyfriend. He's one really lucky guy. The way your relationship has been described in this, I wouldn't mind turning gay for him and make you jealous :)

Mahse Calliopia sawi khi ka rilru ah a cham... i thawh veleh a i ziah a nih chuan, ha pawh i la nawt awm silova, he poem thlum deuh i dedicate lai hian i thaw a uih awm? :D

jay-me said...

siani npi khn lo bia ce m?univah kl dn m le tia 2mrw hian k kl dn silo a kl bik lo ag t ringt a
hope things r running smoothly on loveland...been out of touch
ps:m sure glad yucky comments like the 1 up there dont cum across my blog,lol

jay-me said...

cuan ene rs-i poem?
han soi teh k nui chk

ku2 said...

@Illu: Go away you &*%^$#@ boyfriend stealer >:)
Zingah thaw a uih thin ami? Kan chhungkua kan thaw uih ve ngailo. Maybe its just you. Gross. Go see an oral hygienist.

@Jay: Yep, she says she is piangthar. And I'm a permanent resident of loveland. Life would be great if not for the occasional encounter with foul-breathed people.
I don't remember the poem. I'm asking you.

Jerusha said...

OMG! This is MY poem hehe Not a Cummings fan at all, but he achieved divinity with this one :) I can not read this without shivers going through me, goosebumps, and tears welling up. It is one of the most beautiful love poems ever written. Never saw the movie though. Not sure I want to. I don't want a Hollywood actress to spoil my almost divine idea of this poem for me :P

"it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you" sigh and the last line "and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart" - there is no sentence in the English language that can be more perfect than this.

As you can see, I'm a very ardent, over zealous fan :D

ku2 said...

Jeru, Yayyy, a fellow romantic :D
I actually read the novel before seeing the movie so my first impression was not 'ruined' by Hollywood :) I love everything about the poem, can't single out a line I like most.

And reading your profile descriptor, I know you like Maya Angelou too. Apart from "Phenomenal woman" have you read "Still I Rise"? Audacious, bodacious and simply beautiful. Also check out Pablo Neruda's "If you forget me"

illusionaire said...

smoker + sahdah hmuam + tuibur + zing tho chiah = Thaw uih. I rest my case.

Ah, my fellow romantics! How I love being in your midst. Here's another romantic poem by Paul Curtis, one of my all time favorites.

A Cautionary Tale

Since the time
I had unprotected sex
With my next door neighbour’s daughter
I’ve had this itch
And I’ve had this rash
And I’ve had trouble passing water

sighhh.... such meaningful depth, such romance! The sheer beauty of it!

Jerusha said...

I used to like Angelou, but I don't consider myself a fan. More than anything, I really like the sassiness she puts into her character, not so much about the poems themselves.

I love Neruda and I love that poem. But my favorite will always be 'Tonight I can write the saddest lines'. You know how overboard I go..I actually took Spanish lessons and read and studied the language so I could read it in the original - Puedo escribir los versos mas tristes esta noche :)

You're throwing all my favorite tear jerkers at me and now I feel a little sad :(

aduhi said...

I am not much into poetry (can't understand all the hidden meanings) but Pablo Neruda is one guy I understand.
Because of you, in gardens of blossoming flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring.
I have forgotten your face, I no longer remember your hands; how did your lips feel on mine?

And I this one was read out in one movie, I forgot the name, it's by Anne Bradstreet.

To my Dear and Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Beautiful, isn't it?

ku2 said...

@Illu: Tuibur hmuam + Thaw uih+ Perverted + Syphilitic = Eat cloves and go see a priest.

@Jeru: "Love is so short, forgetting is so long" *sigh* Makes you wonder what goes on in their hearts/ minds to be able to come up with poems such as those. And if the poems make you sad, then they've achieved their purpose, right?
I wish I can speak spanish too, I know 'te quiero', 'toro, toro! Ole!!!" "Habla usted espanol" and "merde!" And the last one's not even Spanish, Lol.

@Aduhi: I've never heard of this one. Thank you! Another poem for me to sigh and dream over ;) This one has a solemnity akin to a marriage vow.An tih mai2 loh hmel tawp.
I don't like the ones dripping with sentiment and "I will die for yous". I like when they state a basic truth and refrain from using big, big words and convoluted comparisions.

Lucy In The Sky said...

Hei hi ka chhiar tawh reng sia...ka lo comment lo a ni maw...

Poem te hi ziah thiam ve a chakawm mang e. Ka thisenah hian a awm lo hrim hrim ta a ni.

Sandman hian tiang lam chu a thiam :) Sawi thlum thei dup dup ania :D

fierce flame said...

my favorite cummings poem. sooooooooooooooo beautiful

Mos-a said...

Kan chhungkua kan thaw uih ve ngailo.

I beg to differ. :D :D

Poem hi chu rhyme a neih loh chuan ka hrethiam ve lo. and it should rhyme with rain or pain then i am like very muchly.

After the rain
takes away my pain
and there i will remain.
yet there remains a stain
left by the midnight train
carrying sunkissed grain
and this is my refrain
that my love doesn't go in vain.
etc etc.

waits for jonquille to make a comment about my comment

Calliopia said...

Hahaha, prepare to die, Mostafa!

Anonymous said...

Mush.. overload.. can't.. breathe.. or.. write.. a.. comment.. aarrgghh!
I'm not a very mushy guy, didn't really understood what Roberts meant when she said "I'm just a girl standing in front of a guy..etc etc".. I mean, D-UH!
..and this is my refrain
that my love doesn't go in vain..

I'd rather go insane
Than to see this poem attain
completion... :P

ku2 said...

@Lucy: I rawn comment har ka lo ti renga :)
Keipawh ka chem kalna lam zawng ani hauhlo mai, ka tui ve em2 ringawt a. I thusawi hnuhnung ber hi ka awih chiahlo :p

@ Fierce: You can write poems as good as this, you Zo-Sylvia Plath you.

ku2 said...

@ Mosa: i thaw i hip let anih mai chu. Nice poem, mahse a kaihhnawih ka hreve hauhlo. Jonquille chuan vua che sela a tha ang.

@ Calliopia: Hit 'em!!!

@ Black: Oh per-leaaasseee.. Your girl told me you like walking in the rain cos then nobody can see your tears, emooo!! And that you write her love letters with your blood every full moon night. Ooops, was that s'posed to be a secret? :p

mesjay said...

All so sweet and romantic.

Anonymous said...

Hehe If I were emo, I'd probably be the only balding emo with a paunch, a shame to all the other emos... come to think of it, I wouldn't really mind that..
What’s the point in ever trying to be happy when the very pursuit of happiness is what makes you miserable... *sigh.. I'm so emoo.. :P

illusionaire said...

Still find it funny, that a person named "cummings" can write a sweet romantic poem with no sexual innuendos... :D

ku2 said...

@mesjay: They are, arent they? Which makes me wonder, what inspires ports, what inspires You to write?

@Black: Balding and paunchy? ooo,I guess that would incite anyone to be emo..tralala.

@Illu: bLEH.

Eveline said...

Despite a masters in English, I don’t claim to know anything about poetry. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it; I like a lot of poems because of how they make me feel when I read them, but I don’t really understand why or how, and I would never attempt to make one myself. You know, probably like how some men feel about women. Anyway, I know that I hate Wordsworth and I like Yeats, but that’s about it.

And as a person who recently dedicated an entire post to the guy in my life, I approve this entry. :))

ku2 said...

Eve, I so get you, there is nothing lyrical or poetic about what I write. And I love Yeats as well, though an in-depth study of the man really disappointed me. I had envisioned him as a Byronic Heathcliff-y character :(

Yep, I rather thought you'd approve of the sentiment :)

aduhi said...

Khawnge i post thar kha? Comment te ka lo tum ve sin mawle.

illusionaire said...

hehehe... I have your entire new post content on my feed reader. Ka rawn post dawn a mi comment ah hian? :D

ku2 said...

@Aduhi and Illu: Suddenly decided I didn't like the post. Its so buaichuar nuaih. Might re-post it some other time after tweaking and re-tweaking it. Was a lil' angry when I wrote it and now the anger had passed and pfft, no emotion to ride on :D

Mos-a said...

keipawh ka blog ah preview ah a la lang vek i post thar hi. Mizo tawngin i post dawn nih chuan hengte hi i chhiar phawt dawn nia. Mwahahaha...mwahahaha..mwahahah..mwah..hahhgaspcoughsplutter.



ku2 said...

@Mosa: Preservation of Correct usage, correct form- yes.
Purism- no.
Language and culture aren't static, lo dodal chiam2 chu a chi vaklo ang. Mahni aia ziakthiam in an ziah chuan floor chu ka pe zan e.. Min hek lutuk palh ang :D