Poem du Jour

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


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  1. jea Feb 1, 01:27 AM

    what a lovely little poem. I hadn’t seen this post before. Do you have a book of ee cummings poems, or did you find this somewhere else?

  2. jess Feb 2, 04:21 PM

    i do have books of e.e. cummings poetry. i went through quite a phase, and still enjoy his works. i’m pretty sure i stumbled upon this particular poem somewhere on the world wide web though.

    “as small as a world and as large as alone”

    i love that line. :-)

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