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          The classic poem for this issue of The Fairfield Review was written by E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962). This is a wonderful poem about summer, nature, and self discovery. --jgh (For the evidence on why his name is capitalized, see Norman Friedman's article "NOT 'ee cummings.'" --egh)


          maggie and milly and molly and may
          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




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