In Just-spring

(1955)

"In Just-spring" is the third song of Dominick Argento's Songs About Spring cycle, which sets five poems of e. e. cummings. The original title of the poem is "in Just-".

Please note that the text of the poem is posted in "lyrics" form, and not in the typographical layout of the original publication.

The poem "in Just-" was first published in Five Poems, in the periodical The Dial, Vol. 68 No. 5, May 1920.

in Just-
by e. e. cummings


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


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