The Best Of 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 in the sea.

One Response to “The Best Of e.e.cummings”

  1. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    A little kid lost his mom at the beach. He told the cop he saw a 300 lb man in a real loose robe that poked up like a tent, about 4 feet. His Mommy went into the tent and never came out.

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