Friday, February 26, 2010

"On Happiness"

On Happiness

Dolphins taught the apes to speak
To take comfort in the wait for waves
To flow together in an arch of forgiveness
To pay attention to the past, past
Envy into the hilarity of a new revelation

Joy is the natural state, a constitution
Written with the rags of war, the pangs
Of indecision and a decisive dividing
On the plate. Bliss is the ride in, the free fall
All together now, singing in the element of birds.

Lorna Dee Cervantes

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Blogger Alicia Fisher said...

I admire your natural, raw flow. Such quiet force, haunting. I am finding this in many of your poems.

19/8/10 11:43  
Blogger Laverne Pacquire said...

adorable, and pleasing

13/12/10 08:09  

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