Good Day, Sunshine

maggie and millie 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 

millie 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. 

 - E. E. Cummings


I've loved this one for a very long time! Thanks for sharing it. What a good reminder.