Little Paul and
The Sea
Hi yi hee yippee!
It's little Paul
cheering for the sea.

He's so small
the sea won't
look at him at all,

rising up
in a net-white heap,
falling dead
on the sand at his feet.

Such a huge blue reach
to the sky,
and every wave
rolling in to die.
Which is not
what appears to Paul,
for whom
it's a nice big pool.

Hi yi hee yippee!
It's little Paul
stamping on the sea.

--- From Anne Stevenson
Poems 1955 - 2005

©2005 Bloodaxe Books
Northumberland NE48 1RP
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