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

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (2/7/2016 11:38:00 PM)

    Nature has its own way but the man has learnt to co-exist with it since time immemorial. Lovely imagery. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Roxanne Dubarry (2/7/2016 7:42:00 PM)

    I love your simple inspirational poetry! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (2/7/2016 3:50:00 PM)

    And we adults build our cities and our monuments and the earth quakes and the tsunamis drown and wildfires burn.... what really belongs to humans? (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/7/2016 4:53:00 AM)

    An amazing out break of expression coming out of a forlorn soul engrossed in solitude. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/7/2016 1:02:00 AM)

    Nicely written........ (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (11/22/2015 3:26:00 PM)

    Birth Blessed Or Damned?

    good parents life blessed
    bad parents keepers cursed
    birth born blessed damned


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Mine' by Lilian Moore.
    Dedicated to the poet Lilian Moore.
    Split image from the poem 'Childhood Lotto Tickets Birth Issued' by Terence George Craddock.
    Written in September 2015 on the 21.9.2015. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (11/22/2015 3:25:00 PM)

    Gold Mine Or Minefield

    childhood memories gold mine
    or minefield early days defenseless
    at absolute mercy of parent whims


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Split image from the poem 'Childhood Lotto Tickets Birth Issued' by Terence George Craddock.
    Inspired by the poem 'Mine' by Lilian Moore.
    Dedicated to the poet Lilian Moore. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock 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

  • Seema Jayaraman 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

  • Ramesh Rahalkab (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

  • .., Rahman .., Henry .., 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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