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  1. anupumh's Avatar
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    Exclamation You keep things in your heart.

    Hi,

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    You keep things in your heart.

    (to express the thought that you are secretive and not straight forward)

    Will a native speaker ever use such a sentence?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: You keep things in your heart.

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    You keep things in your heart.

    (to express the thought that you are secretive and not straight forward)

    Will a native speaker ever use such a sentence?

    Thanks
    I'm not sure how many native speakers would say it but I like it, I find it poetic.

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    #3

    Re: You keep things in your heart.

    It reminds me of one of my 2 favourite poems by e.e. cummings:

    i carry your heart with me


    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 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)

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