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Carl Sandburg is one of my favorite poets. In honor of National Poetry Month I would like to share one of his poems. The title is what we all seek in life.
I asked my professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
me what happiness is.
And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
thousands of men.
They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
I was trying to fool with them.
And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along
the Des Plaines River.
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
their women and children and a keg of beer and
– Carl Sandburg
Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. Wikipedia
What is happiness to you? This is what it is to me. Write a Poem.
My mother taught me about happiness one day.
She did not know I was watching her.
She spoke to the Daisies in her garden
and praised them. They began to dance.
Mom was never one to smile a lot
but that day she smiled the day away.
I too delight at the sight of daisies.
They put a smile on my face because
I will never forget
what happiness looks like.
On the eve of a new year
I make a list of things
I look forward to in my life.
No resolutions, not any more;
they never really worked any time before.
I list only things that I know will bring me Joy
and hope that my family too might enjoy.
This year I look forward to the birth
of another grand child
bringing the total to four
and looking forward to maybe one more.
I look forward to watching the trees
fill up with leaves
and cherry blossoms galore
and sit under our great big oak
to think about the people I adore.
I look forward to summer nights
with skies full of bright stars
and super moons
that stream their light
through the doors I left ajar
I look forward to
new love songs
that make me feel young again
I look forward to long talks
with my dearest and best friend.
I look forward to the book
that someone is just now thinking about writing
in hopes that world is inspired
and we all start loving each other
and forget about what started all the fighting
These things I look forward to
may seem dull and corny to a few
but I hope that many of you
know that all I really want to do
is to spread love and that you feel
the Peace you may agree is overdue.
Happy New Year to my fellow bloggers
and the folks who follow this blog.
May every day this new year
only happiness accrue.
It’s Christmas time again
a time to share with friends
a time to be
with family galore
and someone you adore.
It’s Christmas once again
the infant boy
born in Bethlehem.
We all know it is the season
we all know the reason
Joy is in the air
Lights shine bright
All is right
under the mistletoe
It’s Christmas time again
a special time of year
The message is so clear
We need to love each other
not just at Christmas
but all through the year.
The ecstasy that
our inner light
so that others
as we grow rich
compassion and love.
All it takes is one selfless
act of kindness
one moment of infinite patience
when it is totally unexpected.
– Melba Christie
How do you define joy? What are the top ten things that create joy?
Grandma’s joyful smile
ten little toes wiggle
signs of rebirth abound