No kidding, April has been National Poetry Month since 1996, organized by the Academy of American Poets to raise awareness of poetry.
In honor of National Poetry Month and spring, which is almost two months old, I’m sharing one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets, e. e. cummings. I’ve loved his work since I was introduced to it in high school.
I think this poem captures the spirit of spring in a unique and delightful way.
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