“Far and Wee”… Homage to e.e. cummings, of course

Thanks to the Poetry Foundation, to e.e.-the-magnificent, and spring itself:

[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 
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 
balloonMan          whistles 

2 thoughts on ““Far and Wee”… Homage to e.e. cummings, of course

  1. Carolyn, thanks for posting this! This poem was part of a high school poetry project for me and I have loved it all these years. It never ceases to please. Amazing how it evokes the feelings of spring.

  2. It’s always been one of the most evocative to me, Mary, although I did not have the pleasure of learning modern poets until after college graduation. To me, e.e. remains one of the most original, along with Gerard Manley Hopkins. Thank you for writing in. Best c

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