"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.
by e. e. cummings
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee --
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and