scurvy dogs good folks over at Deep Sea News have been sharing some ocean-themed poetry as part of National Poetry Month so I thought I would chime in with some of my favorites. First up, maggie and milly and molly and may by e.e. cummings - it seems particularly fitting given how I spent part of this past weekend.
by e.e. cummings
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