spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieand bill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
-- e e cummings
When I was ten or eleven, I had a teacher who required us to memorize and recite poetry. It seemed like a strange, old fashioned exercise, but as an adult, I'm glad to have memorized these poems (and continue to be amazed that I can still remember them). So today, humming through my head are the first lines of the poem by ee cummings, "and it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful..." (you can read the full poem HERE).
And what could possibly be more "mud-luscious" and "puddle-wonderful" than frogs? Bean bag frogs from THIS pattern over at Purl Soho! I made these guys a few years ago; when they are not flopping around the house, they spend their time reclining languidly on book shelves.
How are you welcoming spring this year?