Spring is Sprung!

One of my favourite tributes to spring by e.e. cummings:

in Just-
spring      when the world is mud-muddyboots
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles      far      and wee

and eddyandbill 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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Here’s an interesting article about e.e. cummings by Susan Cheever.

A beautiful piece, “Spring,” by Muscovite musician Irina Bragina.

Writing Quote: “People who can’t afford to have writer’s block don’t get it.  That tells you everything you need to know about writer’s block.” – Marshall J. Cook, professor emeritus, Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Writing Tip:   Start your work by asking a question and then trying to answer it.

Writing Prompt:  Consider spring: its sights, smells, wonders, disappointments.  What does spring cleaning imply beyond the obvious?

 

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