Mud-luscious and Puddle-wonderful

I can't resist ee cummings.  For anyone unfamiliar with his streamy, playful prose, i encourage you to google this guy. He writes of love and nature, with refreshing wit and satire. his poems, like dickinson's, are titled by first line... so this one is called, in just-

     

    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

if that tickled your senses, try O sweet spontaneous, thy fingers make early flowers, and i thank you God for this amazing

and, why not, heres an exerpt from this is the garden:colours come and go

"This is the garden:pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.

 

This is the garden.   Time shall surely reap
and on Death's blade lie many a flower curled..."

that poem in its entirety is worth reading! check it out!

 

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