Anyone lived in a pretty how town
e.e. cummings
 
anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didnít he danced his did.
 
Women and men (both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isnít they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain
 
children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
autumn winter spring summer)
that noone loved him more by more
 
when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
bird by snow and stir by still
anyoneís any was all to her
 
someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
(sleep wake hoe and then) they
said their nevers and they slept their dream
 
stars rain sun moon
(and only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt for forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)
 
one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
little by little and was by was
 
all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.
 
Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain