Daily Archives: April 7, 2016

Elephant, Cake and e e cummings, again

In Lemon Street Market today, the Elephant with Acrobat delighted me.DSCN0345 DSCN0344

In a favourite kitchen shop was a Shaun the Sheep cake. Isn’t he splendid? There was a notice nearby asking that customers please don’t eat the cake!IMG_9862

I posted a delightful e e cummings poem the other day and was reminded of this one too. Hope you like it. It is one of my favourites.

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


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