Maggie And Milly And Molly And May

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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

by E. E. Cummings

Comments (4)

A hint in the last 2 lines of what you may do when someone you love moves on? I shared it with my eight year old grandson on a walk. He learnt it in a flash and puts me right when I get the names in the wrong order, etc. I want to feed him poems he likes now, so he'll have them inside him forever.
A beautiful piece dear madam The last couplet is magnificent..10
All time fav. poem! So simple yet so allegorical.
may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone. i like what may found best.. ahh mr cummings, you smiled me ~kelly