Thursday, November 15, 2007

maggie and milly and molly and may

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.

e.e. cummings

Found on Strangeman's Blog


MsDemmie said...

Now this reminded me of a day on the beach with a much missed friend.

(I have fixed this so I can comment here again)

ak said...

Hello there! This is a great poem indeed. Its simplicity is disarming.

There are some translations of this on my blog. I wish you knew Albanian so that you could contribute, or give an opinion.

best regards!

Ginnie said...

e.e.cummings is one of my favorite poets of all time, Kim! Have you ever read his book of fairy tales? Totally delightful!

ann_ona_moose said...

As far as I can tell, you haven't gotten hit with the 7 random things about me meme yet, so if you're interested. go for it.

I do love those building shots in Tirana. My camera kills the rechargable batteries, so I can never take a spontaneous photo. Time for a new camera methinks.

Unknown said...

Can you believe I'd never heard this one? (?!)

Thanks for sharing. And thanks to Ann for sending me over.

GMG said...

Hi Kim, sorry for having taken so much time to come back here, but these last weeks have been awful. And the future is not promising, but Ill try to be get some time to enjoy your posts...
This is a great poem indeed!
And the pictures of colourful Tirana are absolutely amazing...
Have a great time!