Lilian Moore

(1909 - 2004 / New York City / United States)

Mine - Poem by Lilian Moore

I made a sand castle.
In rolled the sea.
'All sand castles
belong to me—
to me,'
said the sea.

I dug sand tunnels.
In flowed the sea.
'All sand tunnels
belong to me—
to me,'
said the sea.

I saw my sand pail floating free.
I ran and snatched it from the sea.
'My sand pail
belongs to me—
to ME!'

Comments about Mine by Lilian Moore

  • Gold Star - 17,442 Points Terry Craddock (9/20/2015 4:43:00 PM)

    Simple clever and invokes many childhood memories, especially the last verse, which was awash with memories. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 4,592 Points Seema Jayaraman (9/20/2015 12:36:00 PM)

    my young son's lost their pail to the waves at the beach last summer and since then they proclaim they don't like the sea anymore..i will read this poem to them..well written (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,074 Points Kim Barney (9/20/2015 12:00:00 PM)

    Lilian Moore was loved for her children's stories and poems. This one is very cute and is geared for children. So is her other one that is posted on this site:

    Hey, bug, stay!
    Don't run away.
    I know a game that we can play.

    I'll hold my fingers very still
    And you can climb a finger-hill.

    No, no.
    Don't go.

    Here's a wall - a tower, too,
    A tiny bug town, just for you.
    I've a cookie. You have some.
    Take this oatmeal cookie crumb.
    Hey, bug, stay!
    Hey, bug!
    Hey! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,961 Points Rahman Henry (9/20/2015 12:17:00 AM)

    Lovely one and out and out philosophical, I like it so much. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

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