Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Force of Nature

It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness.
With sadness there is something to rub against,
a wound to tend with lotion and cloth.
When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats.
It doesn’t need you to hold it down.
It doesn’t need anything.
Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing,
and disappears when it wants to.
You are happy either way.

~excerpt from So Much Happiness by Naomi Shihab Nye


pink dogwood said...

beautiful observation

mizu designs said...

Such a beautiful poem. And I love the tones you've brought out in your sketch. Charcoal?

Arch at Rang said...

I <3 these lines so much!

Sharing it:-)


pRiyA said...

Thanks for the plug on FB :-)

the mad momma said...

what beautiful lines..
thank you