Chanson Innocentes: I

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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