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
"maggie and milly and molly and may" was written by e.e. cummings, a 20th-century poet known for his novel use of language and visual form. He is perhaps one of the most approachable of the avant-garde poets, and this poem is one of my 7-year-daughter's favorites just as it was one of mine as a child. We created the animation together using the iOS app Stop Motion Studio. Hope you enjoy!
1 minute, 4 seconds
“maggie and milly and and molly and may" by e.e. cummings, copyright © 1956, 1984, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust from The Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, Edited by George J. Firmage, Liveright Publishing Corporporation.
Copyright and Usage Info