Friday, September 21, 2007

In Her Shoes

The movie, In Her Shoes was shown in 2005 but I wasn't able to watch it then. It is based on a novel of the same title written by Jennifer Weiner. I was able to watch it though a couple of months ago on HBO and in an instant, I loved it. The fact that Cameron Diaz is in it is already a given. She's one of my favorite actresses.

There are 2 poems that were read by Maggie (played by Cameron Diaz): One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, and I Carry Your Heart With Me by E. E. Cummings.

In the movie, Maggie is dyslexic and the scenes where she was reading and reciting the poems were so moving. I had to Google the poems and share with you.

This is the poem that she read to the blind professor:
One Art
~ Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.
—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

This is the poem she read at the wedding:
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 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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