even he got crafty : e.e. cummings

This is a Valentine drawn by E.E. Cummings, most likely for his long-time girlfriend, Marion Morehouse.  It was featured this Sunday in a New York Time's article, A Valentine's Sampler of New Yorkers Kiss and Tell, featuring famous folks' love letters and notes.

This image makes me like him more. And I'm reminded of how much I love his poetry.

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)

From the poem, "i carry it in my heart"

(Image via NY Times and Trustees of the E. E. Cummings Trust, Morgan Library and Museum)