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Elephant, Cake and e e cummings, again

07 Apr

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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6 responses to “Elephant, Cake and e e cummings, again

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    liked all photos today and cute poem…you brighten my day!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      That is my aim! Glad it worked! ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  2. Hils Bryant

    April 8, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Thank you for one of my all time favourite poems which I had practically forgotten – very true!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Happy that you liked re-finding a favourite. ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  3. anotherday2paradise

    April 8, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Such a a fun poem. Cummings always makes me smile. Now I know what a ‘white elephant’ actually looks like. ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2016 at 7:28 am

      Glad my post gave you smiles and information re white elephants! ๐Ÿ™‚

       

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