Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Maggie and Milly and Molly and May by E.E. Cummings

maggie and milly and molly and may

went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang

so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles and....

milly befriended a stranded star

whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing

which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and...

may came home with a smooth round stone

as small as a world and as large as alone.

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)

it's always ourselves we find at the sea.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that poem. Sister just bought a place in DelRay Beach so we've been in a beach sort of mindset. I am loving hearing of your family trip, and what wonderful memories those kids are making!!!