I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
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
milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a wold and as large as alone
for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.