just spring



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

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




balloonMan          whistles



Poem: In Just- by e.e.cummings. 1920.

Painting: Rite of Spring. 20″ x 30″. acrylic on paper. by clinock.

Happy Spring to you all, wherever you are on the planet and however you celebrate this glorious renewal of life.

10 thoughts on “just spring

  1. I didn’t know this poem, and love it! Your “Rite of Spring” is absolutely gorgeous, John. It’s spectacular! It’s so beautiful in this small, computer-sized window, I can only imagine it to be something very special up close. Great art and poem pairing!

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    1. I’m so happy to turn you on to e.e.cummings Debra. He and T.S. Eliot were the first poets in my life and inspired me to try my hand. And thank you so much for your kind words about my painting… means a lot to me…

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    1. Yes, I was thinking about you ‘down under’ and all the other lands where it is not spring as here. And yet, as you say, it can also be a state of mind. Also I think a metaphor, a symbol and maybe a simple looking forward to when spring actually will arrive…Meanwhile, thank you Robert and I wish you a radiant and gorgeous Autumn 🙂


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