maggie, and millie and molly and may

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e. e. cummings, 1894 – 1962

Atlantic sunrise
             
maggie and milly and molly and may 
went down to the beach(to play one day)
Sunrise on The Atlantic
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.
Eb Tide

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) 
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
Full Moon over Atlantic

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