Treasure Island

E. E. Cummings


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

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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  • Kelly Neville (8/16/2006 9:03:00 AM)

    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 (Report) Reply

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