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
MY SELECTED FAVOURITES … Poem No.29
Edward Estlin “E. 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’).