by E.E. Cummings
in Just- Language and Communication Quotes
How we cite our quotes: line
spring when the world is mud-
These lines almost seem to split along a vertical line. The phrase ends mid-line 2, which the long space between "spring" and "when" allows us to see.
luscious the little
lame balloonman (3-4)
That’s a lot of "l"s in one line! Have you noticed that when you pronounce an "l," you close off your mouth? That seems to run counter to the sorts of opening and growing that goes on during spring.