Sunday, November 7, 2010

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
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

the sister sent the poem
I did the best I can


Anonymous said...

And nobody could have done it better...
The Sister

Anonymous said...

Thank you!
Now if you might be willing to do such a picture-accompaniment to Millay's "Renascence" ... when you have an idle lifetime or so.