maggie and millie and mollie and may

eecummings-the beach

Pen & Wash … WHB – 2017

maggie and millie and mollie 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

millie befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and mollie 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




Edward EstlinE. E.Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings (in the style of some of his poems), was an American poet.   He wrote  many poems, but also novels, autobiography, plays and essays. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th Century English literature.  (adapted from .Wikipedia’).


2 thoughts on “maggie and millie and mollie and may

  1. I have just started to read e.e. cummings Roland. I understand he was a bit of a rebel and liked to push the boundaries of poetry. Your excellent pen and wash captures the spirit of difference i have found in his poetry thus far.


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