Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Poetry Wednesday, Vol. 103

Galway Kinnell

Crying only a little bit
is no use.  You must cry
until your pillow is soaked!
Then you can get up and laugh.
Then you can jump in the shower
and splash-splash-splash!
Then you can throw open your window
and, "Ha ha! ha ha!"
And if people say, "Hey,
what's going on up there?"
"Ha ha!" sing back, "Happiness
was hiding in the last tear!
I wept it!  Ha ha!"


Beth Hanna said...

Love your poem! Yes, sometimes you gotta cry, but if you end up laughing, it[s OK! Who's behind the mask??

Kris Livovich said...

It's the brown boy. He made a Chinese New Year mask at the library with Del. They've been wearing them non-stop.

Julia said...

Hi Kris. I've been thinking about my old poetry wednesday days and wanting to come back to it, then I had a fearful thought that you might not be doing it anymore. I'm so glad that you are. If it's ok, I'm going to try to start again.

Kris Livovich said...

Julia! It is good to hear from you. I took a bit of a bread, but tomorrow there will be poetry, and I will even add a link. I did enjoy reading everyone's poems, and even more, their thoughts. I'm glad you will be back.