if everything happens that can’t be done

      by E. E. Cummings

 

if everything happens that can’t be done

(and anything’s righter

than books

could plan)

the stupidest teacher will almost guess

(with a run

skip

around we go yes)

there’s nothing as something as one

 

one hasn’t a why or because or although

(and buds know better

than books

don’t grow)

one’s anything old being everything new

(with a what

which

around we come who)

one’s everyanything so

 

so world is a leaf so tree is a bough

(and birds sing sweeter

than books

tell how)

so here is away and so your is a my

(with a down

up

around again fly)

forever was never till now

 

now i love you and you love me

(and books are shuter

than books

can be)

and deep in the high that does nothing but fall

(with a shout

each

around we go all)

there’s somebody calling who’s we

 

we’re anything brighter than even the sun

(we’re everything greater

than books

might mean)

we’re everyanything more than believe

(with a spin

leap

alive we’re alive)

we’re wonderful one times one