NaPoWriMo: Your heart lies within Mine

Jaibala/ April 9, 2014/ Poetry/ 14 comments

The Prompt for the NaPoWriMo today was ” Today, let’s rewrite a famous poem, giving it our own spin. While any famous poem will do, if you haven’t already got one in mind, why not try your own version of Cesar Vallejo’s Black Stone Lying on a White Stone? If you’re not exactly sure how such a poem could be “re-written,” check out this recent poem by Stephen Burt, which riffs on Vallejo’s. Happy writing!” I chose I carry your heart with Me by E.E.Cummings




I never miss you even with the passing of time,

You are with me every step and every breath,

And through the distance I hear the beating,

So close each time, your heart lies within mine.


With every sunrise and moon shine,

Every step, I take everything I see,

Every place I be, you are with me,

For all eternity, your heart lies within mine.


Whatever my fate, I know I will do fine,

And of the world I wont care,

Cause you are my fate and you are my World,

I am without care (Cause) your heart lies within mine.


No one knows this biggest secret of mine,

You are my roots deep, and the highest branch,

The only wonder that keeps the starts apart,

You are my soul and always your heart lies within mine.

Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants – – Nirmal – Sfurti  – Janaki – Pooja – count –  Naina – Rohan – Karan – Rinzu – Vinay  – Nithya – Preeti

About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. beautiful. instantly makes you feel loved.

  2. I read this poem in the morning and I was dumbstruck. I read it now again and I am dumbstruck, again.

    1. Haila Pooja its that bad that you are dumbstruck……shocker…..on a serious note thanks 🙂

  3. Extremely beautiful!! Whatever my fate, i know I’ll do fine… lovely 🙂

    1. Thank You Janaki 🙂

    1. Thank You Sfurti 🙂

  4. Aww… so touching 🙂

    1. Thanks NJ 🙂

  5. I thought of the same poem when i read the prompt jai….. Awesome write 🙂

    1. Thanks Preethi 🙂

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