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Happiness – a nonet

Here it is, as promised – a happy poem! And a nonet, no less.

Happiness – this was a real stretch for me. Reaching outside of my limits. Absolutely nothing in this poem dies horribly, gets cut down or meets an untimely end – guaranteed!

And I couldn’t even find a picture of sparrows (with a redistribution licence).

Not a sparrow

This is not a sparrow.

Picture credit:Β JJ Harrison Creative Commons licence. Any reproduction (or redistribution in its altered state, i.e. with my poem attached) must reference the licensor or author.

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  1. June 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Amazing, I read earlier in the week that were planning this. It’s really beautiful, but I really like the darker stuff too πŸ™‚


    • June 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Thank you!
      I’m glad you like the darker stuff too because there’s a lot more of that on here than happy stuff! But I did promise… πŸ™‚


  2. Gilraen
    June 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    This is nice, maybe try a little more happy stuff? Though I admit the dark stories are nice too otherwise I would not read them πŸ™‚


    • June 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      I’ll see if I can slip some more happy ones in amongst the dark πŸ™‚


  3. June 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Beautiful! I love that you set your poetry within the perfect image! It soars!


    • June 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks to my awesome skills with Paintshop Pro it took four times longer to put the poem on the picture than it did to write the poem πŸ™‚


      • June 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm

        As they say, practice makes perfect! πŸ˜‰


        • June 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

          Yep! I certainly know better than to “flatten my layers” now. I’ve learned my lesson πŸ™‚


  4. June 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Ok, you kept your promise, nice work. I keep thinking it was more like a punishment for you to write happy. I’m jealous of your brain cells.


    • June 10, 2013 at 6:25 am

      No, not a punishment, it just doesn’t “speak” to me the way darker poetry does (even when I’m reading someone else’s).
      Maybe if I do some more it will – that would be kinda nice πŸ™‚


  5. June 10, 2013 at 6:36 am

    I think I understand. I don’t “feel” happiness by reading happy words or a happy story. I can feel humor, even laugh loudly but seldom feel joy in a happy story. Laughter or humor in a books has me smiling so maybe that is happiness.
    Happiness comes to me in living moments, in nature or with people.
    I feel most other emotions with words and stories but not not happy. Seems to be a disconnect for me.
    Hope that makes sense. That why I tease you about your happy writing quest. I could not do it or want to.


    • June 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Actually, that does make sense to me. I hadn’t thought about it that way before but I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there – thanks!
      I’ve just been thinking through books and films which have elicited emotions from me and you’re right – pretty much everything except “happy”. Maybe that’s nature’s way of telling us to put the book down once in a while, switch off the TV and go out and be with people.


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