Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In Just by e.e.cummings

in Just-

by: e.e. cummings (1894-1962)

IN Just-

spring when the world is mud-

luscious the little

lame baloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come

running from marbles and

piracies and it's


when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer

old baloonman whistles

far and wee

and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and






baloonMan whistles




The temperature here has been warming up the past few days. Today was in the 50's! Sunshine has been abundant. I'm grateful it is truly beginning to feel like spring. But all the ice and snow in my back yard? Now turning quickly to mud. Muddy, mucky, wet, dirty MUD. I have four dogs hooked to runs in that said backyard. Four fairly LARGE, farily energetic, dogs who are VERY eager to see me at 3:30 every day, after spending much of THEIR day running around and through those puddlewonderful, mud-luscious spots in the yard! . So, mud? Not really my favorite. But ... who can resist words like "mud-luscious" and "puddle-wonderful" ? Not me. My favorite spring time poem. If my dogs can't resist the mud, I might as well embrace it, and all 16 muddy paws, too!!  :)

1 comment:

Kimberlee said...

I completed high school and college receiving a mediocre at best and, therefore, never heard of E.E. Cummings until just a few years ago when one of this poems was recited in the movie "In Her Shoes." I loved that poem so much a bought a HUGE volume of his poetry and now I'm a fan. What cool springtime words! Thanks for sharing. :)