Warrior in Just-spring
E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
from Tulips and Chimneys, published 1923
Song setting by Winfield Shaw Clark
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 its
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
Download: Sheet music (44K pdf) :: in Just-spring.mp3 (2.4MB)

This poem is now in the public domain. Song setting © 2004 Winfield Clark, all rights reserved. The music score for high voice and piano and the mp3 may be downloaded without charge. Permission for not-for-profit performance of this song is freely given. I'd like to hear from you if you use the song. – Winfield Shaw Clark wsc@winfieldclark.com

Voice of the Poet: e.e. cummings reading in Just-spring


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