Mud-Luscious - A Child's Joy in Spring - e e cummings

It is a rainy spring where I live. Rain and more rain. Days of rain with intermittent breaks of sun.

So when life gives you raindrops....

You make...

Mud Pies.

Learn to love the mud and you will be a happier person, I assure you....

My stepmother once chided me for playing in the dirt and mud, saying this wasn't proper for a young lady (I was 11)...

She didn't understand that this was ( and is) my greatest joy. 

Perhaps I should have showed her one of my favorite poems. It is called 'In Just' by e e cummings. 

Annual Mud Day Celebration in Westland, Michigan

a poem in praise of spring, mud, childhood and more by e e cummings:

in just-

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

Rainy Day Idea : make a mud house with fern roofing......


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