Monday, March 20, 2017

It's Spring!

[in Just-] 

BY E. E. CUMMINGS

in Just- 
spring          when the world is mud- 
luscious the little 
lame balloonman 

whistles          far          and wee 

and eddieandbill come 
running from marbles and 
piracies and it's 
spring 

when the world is puddle-wonderful 

the queer 
old balloonman whistles 
far          and             wee 
and bettyandisbel come dancing 

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and 

it's 
spring 
and 

         the 

                  goat-footed 

balloonMan          whistles 
far 
and 
wee

4 comments:

George said...

e.e. cummings...another forgotten writer! I always loved this poem!

Bill Crider said...

I'm a cummings fan.

Rick Robinson said...

Same here. I remember when I first read this, in high school, and thought the image-words were wonderful.

Don Coffin said...

e.e. cummings is one of my wife's favorite poets; this is one of his that I like a lot, too.