Friday, March 29, 2013

[in Just-] Just in time





By E. E. Cummings 1894–1962
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:

Douglas Florian said...

Franki and Mary Lee are hosting Poetry Friday over at A Year of Reading:
http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2013/03/poetry-friday-roundup-is-here.html?showComment=1364575391763#c632242535894932290

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

when the world is puddle wonderful

that's what I'm talking about!

Douglas Florian said...

pictured is the stalk eyed fly, common to Cameroon.
Thanx Andromeda.

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Funny, I read this poem somewhere else just last week! (of course, I can't recall where...must be that 'getting older' thing I keep hearing about) But I really like how an entire season can be compacted into so few lines and so few characters, with which the reader can instantly identify. (for the record, "mud-luscious" is one of the best words, ever)