“maggie and milly and molly and may”

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 in the sea

~e.e. cummings

5 thoughts on ““maggie and milly and molly and may”

    1. I adored e.e. cummings as a kid (I still do!) I wanted to grow up and write like him in my early teens 🙂 (When I wasn’t busy wanting to be Poe, or Eliot, or Plath lol)


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