Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Off to the sea...

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
who's 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

Time for the annual summer vacation with the extended fam. Lots of swimmin', shell-pickin', and doin' nothin'. That includes no computer. Hooray! See you all when I'm back...a week or so?


Courtney said...

What a delightful poem! Enjoy your week at the beach! I'll miss your posts with my morning coffee ;)

Joel and Jaime said...

We'll miss your posts till you get back! Have fun :)
Oh, and by the way, your little man is sooo cute in that last post!!

Mrs Wibbs said...

Will miss you, hope it doesn't fly by too fast though as it sounds like a wonderful time ahead :)

L.L. Barkat said...

Enjoy! I love that thought that we find ourselves in the sea. I find God too. The power, the vastness, the persisent rhythm that speaks of his persisten love.

Oh, and that photo is remarkable. What life, what beauty.

Christine said...

I love e.e.cimmungs. Perfect poem! Hope you have a wonderful time!

AIMEE said...

have a ball, dear friend!!!

e-Mom said...

What a cool, cool poem. And from one of my favorite poets. Have a wonderful time at the beach! :~)

Stacy said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time!