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Hand-Piped Poem Cake


Even though I am a teacher, my undergraduate major was Theatre. I never actually wanted to be an actress or anything. My initial plan was to teach Drama…which I eventually did…but then many years later have ended up teaching 2nd & 3rd grade…where, coincidentally, we have plenty of drama.

Anyway, my point is that for part of my graduating performance, I had to present a poem as a monologue. I chose i carry your heart by e.e. cummings. It seemed appropriate. I had just started dating my future husband a few months before and I was about to graduate (he was not) and move to another state (which I never did.) Needless to say in the middle of my performance I shed real tears. I got an A. My best friend read this poem at our wedding.

And here it is hand-piped on a cake.

i carry your heart

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)

Photo Source Again, another Pinterest link that leads to nowhere.  If you know who created this beautiful cake please let us know!

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  1. Christa says:

    The wedding cake – hand piped poem by ee cummings ‘i carry your heart’. done by ‘Bella e Dolce’, northern Michigan area bakery

    info found on another pinterest link for this photo… http://pinterest.com/pin/209910032601684863/

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