Echo of Happiness #poetry #photography #poem

Happiness (an excerpt of poem by Jane Kenyon)

There’s just no accounting for happiness,
or the way it turns up like a prodigal
who comes back to the dust at your feet
having squandered a fortune far away.
Trudging in the mire
 hands pulling up weeds
eyes looking for stars
clouds blocking my retreat
Obscured by the dust
feet tripped by roots
grasping for straw
words have become moot
never gaining my stride
I claw at the hill
endless it seems
disability a bitter pill
I will gain the summit
if it’s the last thing I do
for I have seen happiness
in the dawn’s morning dew
sun behind clouds
 The prompt this week for Poet’s United Mid-week Motif is “Happiness” as inspired by Kenyon’s words.
Have you faced difficulty and reached the summit to see the first ray of hope?? If not, there is always a New Day!!

15 thoughts on “Echo of Happiness #poetry #photography #poem

  1. Clearly, it is not easy. Your images reinforce that and the feeling that there is no going backward–BUT then you show where determination comes from–the Light ahead and glimpses of happiness you have seen. People like me who become physically limited later in life may simplify our desires–but people like Helen Keller allow nothing to limit their forward march. Glimpsing it is the key, and your poem promises attainment. Bravo.


  2. I do think that happiness can be found in the searching & the endless clawing. Not merely in the destination, as when one reaches a destination there is yet another goal on the horizon. With no goal there can be (in my opinion) no happiness.


  3. Hard to always be totally positive and to never encounter an obstacle in our pathway…It is rewarding when we can see beyond the blockage, and feel that an achievement has been made, no matter how small…It is progress in the right direction..



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