spring omnipotent goddess Thou
dost stuff parks
with overgrown pimply
chevaliers and gumchewing giggly

damosels Thou dost
persuade to serenade
his lady the musical tom-cat
Thou dost inveigle

into crossing sidewalks the
unwary june-bug and the frivolous
Thou dost hang canary birds in parlour windows

Spring slattern of seasons
you have soggy legs
and a muddy petticoat

is your hair your
eyes are sticky with
dream and you have a sloppy body from

being brought to bed of crocuses
when you sing in your whisky voice
the grass rises on the head of the earth
and all the trees are put on edge

of the excellent jostle of
thy hips
and the superior

Analysis, meaning and summary of e.e. cummings's poem spring omnipotent goddess Thou


  1. Jacob Israel Chilton says:

    “spring omnipotent goddess Thou” does not stop at the word “superior” but goes on for another 11 lines. (I have no idea why this mistake is made, but this is not the only website to have incompletely reproduced the poem.) Following “superior” & a line break, the poem continues:

    slobber of your breasts i
    am so very fond that my
    soul inside of me hollers
    for thou comest

    and your hands are the snow and thy
    fingers are the rain
    and your
    feet O your feet

    feet feet incorrigible

    ragging the world

  2. Kassondra says:

    i kind of like this poem but it is kind of odd to me.

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