in Spring comes

(1955)

"in Spring comes" is the fourth song of Dominick Argento's Songs About Spring cycle, which sets five poems of e. e. cummings.

"in" was published in cummings's 1950 volume XAIPE.

in
by e. e. cummings


in


Spring comes(no-
one
asks his name)


a mender
of things


with eager
fingers(with
patient
eyes)re


-new-


ing remaking what
other
-wise we should
have
thrown a-


way(and whose


brook
-bright flower-
soft bird
-quick voice loves


children
and sunlight and


mountains)in april(but
if he should
Smile)comes


nobody'll know


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