Just-Spring

(1949)

"Just-Spring" is a song of John Duke from 1949. The song sets the poem titled "in Just-" by e. e. cummings. "Just-Spring" is currently published in the volume Songs Through the Centuries: 41 Vocal Repertoire Pieces from the 17th Century Through the 20th Centuries (Carl Fischer).


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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