E.E. Cummings, ‘yn Krekt-maitiid’

 
yn Krekt-
maitiid          as de wrâld modder-
lekker is en de lytse
manke ballonneman

floitet          fier          en smel

dan komme knillesenboele
oandraven by knikkerts en
piraten wei en is’t
maitiid

as de wrâld puozze-prachtich is

en de mâle
âlde ballonneman floitet
fier          en          smel
dan komme lysenannabel oandûnsjen

by hinkhok en springtou wei en

’t is
maitiid
en
      de

           bokkepoatige

ballonneMan          floitet
fier
en
smel

 

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

 

Ut Tulips and Chimneys, 1923. YouTube: Crom Saunders set ‘in Just-’ oer yn American Sign Language.

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