(In Just-)


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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

~ e. e. Cummings

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11 comments

  1. Beautiful! I don’t know any cummings, but I enjoyed that.

  2. Somewhere Jennie is smiling. She loves cummings. 🙂

  3. I love E. E. Cummings sooooo much – and any other poet who dares to challenge the conventionality of language. “Mud-Luscious” gives me goose bumps!

  4. Always have loved this poem! And what lovely pictures to go with it! I love poetry, it’s wonderful to be able to describe something in so much detail, I always think of haikus and how magical they are.

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