Bacon on the Bookshelf

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maggie and millie and molly and may

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In honor of yesterday’s Summer Solstice, I give you today’s Bacon: one of the loveliest poems ever, by e.e. cummings…

beach and dunes at knokke-heist, belgian north sea coast

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

 

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Photo credit:  Dunes at Belgian North Sea, http://www.123rf.com/profile_eyewave’>eyewave / 123RF Stock Photo

 

7 Comments

  1. Fun poem! Thanks for sharing Jennifer!

  2. Smile.

  3. ah, one of my favorites. lovely picture too!

  4. I love ee cummings! Perfect poem to share. Thanks

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