Wednesday, February 13, 2013

St. Valentine's Day Poem and Tablescape

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)
~e.e.  cummings

This poem was what I was thinking of when I set this Valentine's table for two in the living room.
It is my favorite love poem, a sonnet almost.
 I think it should be a song, it's so beautiful, don't you?

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
I'm linking up to Laura at Decor to Adore for her Valentine's Day Party
I'm joining Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem and such a beautiful table! I love those red cabbage leaf dishes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Decor To Adore said...

What a wondrously romantic table. Are the napkin rings antique?

I would love for you to link this up to my "Be My Valentine" linky party tomorrow.

Lori E said...

A very pretty table for two. Your inspiration is so romantic. A beautiful poem.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem and gorgeous Valentine's table.

Rachel said...

Simply lovely.

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Very beautiful.
Looks like a romantic evening is in store.

xinex said...

Beautiful table! So befitting for this beautiful romantic table....Christine

Pura Vida said...

such a romantic little spot to be!

Marigene said...

Lovely romantic tablescape, Delores.

The enchanted home said...

So gorgeous. So romantic and old world feeling, love the elegance of it all!

Orlando Designs said...

It looks so stunning!

Melanie said...

Beautiful tablescape and poem! I love your chair covers, too.

Heather said...

Have you ever heard Micheal Hedge's version of this? I was singing it all the way through your post today. Hedges was a New Age musician, active during the 80s and 90s (he died too young in a car accident). He set this poem to music on one of his albums, Taproot. Mind you, he's a guitar player, not a singer. His voice is passable, but the the feeling behind it is genuine. You can hear nice long sample of it on iTunes.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful poem. Thank you for introducing me to it.
I will look up iTunes straight away thank you Heather.
Happy valentine's Day

Victoria said...

Truly beautiful...the poem and the table setting.

Monica said...

Lovely table setting and really like your napkins. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

MaroDe said...

Beautiful table, warm and inviting!
Yes on the cahir covers too!

Sarah said...

Looks like a perfect setting for a romantic evening. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart. ~ Sarah

Shanee said...

Beautiful table and inspiration poem. Thanks for sharing. Visting from BNOP.

Marlis said...

Love that poem. So wonderful to use the plaid as a backdrop for the great dishes. The table is so pretty. I love love the feeling of romance that pervades the table.. Gorgeous. Hope your Valentine's was fabulous. xo marlis

CocoinMagnolia said...

Holy Cow you know how to set a mood and table! Beautiful!

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