Friday Poems: maggie and milly and mollie and may

Dear Readers,


Pardon my delay in sharing a poem but I was with all my boys, down by the seashore, celebrating the end of kindergarten. I think going straight to the beach after school gets out on the last day is a mighty fine tradition to begin in our family!




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
so 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.

I wasn't altogether absent today, I made an appearance over at the lovely Green Phone Booth this morning.

Happy Weekend!