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


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


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


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


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


alive we’re alive)

we’re wonderful one times one