As we near the end of "if everything happens that can't be done", we discover that our speaker is in love, and suddenly we understand why this poem has been so full of joy. He loves, and is loved, and in that love feels that nothing is impossible, and that the world is wonderful. You just might want to keep this poem in your back pocket come next Valentine's Day.
This is not a love poem. Instead, it's a poem about knowledge, and where that knowledge is best found.
Everything is happening that can't be done because the speaker of this poem is in love. He's on Cloud Nine.
The speaker in "if everything happens that can't be done" has something against books, and he talks about a stupid teacher. He doesn't seem to be much of a fan of school. Really, though, reading and writing are important, but teachers, schools, and textbooks have a way of making them seem mundane and torturous. And the speaker of this poem, writer that he is, seems to know that. Go listen to a bird, he suggests, and forget about reading those books for a while. You just might learn something new.
The speaker in this poem prefers learning from the outdoors to learning from books, because the outdoors provides more knowledge.
"if everything happens that can't be done" shows us that true education happens after the school bell rings.
Nature reigns supreme over book learning in "if everything happens that can't be done." Birds and buds both have qualities that books simply can't match. The poem talks about teachers, about being indoors, but it's most dominated by the type of language and actions – running, leaping, flying – you'd find outdoors during, say, recess. The world, especially the natural world, becomes an amazing, joyous place in this poem, and it's the perfect place to fall in love.
Nature, in this poem, is presented as superior to books in terms of learning because nature gets closer to the truth of things.
Nature is used in this poem to express the exhilaration of love, because nature is full of the life and joy that a person feels when he is in love.
The first line of "if everything happens that can't be done" warns us that we're not going to be in the world we are accustomed to. In the world of this poem, created for just a short 45 lines, everything that can't be done not only can happen, but is happening. This allows even the "stupidest teacher" to discover wonderful things about the world, and we, the readers, can discover them, too. If only we can shake up our traditional notions of language while we're at it.
This poem takes place in a totally different world, because in the world of the poem, anything is possible, and that's not true of our own world.
This poem takes place in the normal world, but the speaker's love transforms it into a space where everything is possible.
"if everything happens that can't be done" takes place in a world in which everything is possible, so of course there's going to be a good amount of awe and amazement. We see this in the poem's magical transformations, its hyperbole, and in its pure glee. Love is awesome, and awe-worthy in this one, so prepare yourself for some gasps, swoons, and sighs.
The awe in this poem is caused by the speaker's love, which makes even the most mundane things, like leaves, amazing.
The speaker finds more awe and amazement in the natural world than he does in books because he's a fan of visual beauty.