Constituents Of Happiness

Constituents of Happiness


Interest, curiosity,

An easy joy,


To laugh or giggle, (if you’re young)

And smile (if mature and worldly).

Willingness to say

A yes instead of life-negating nay

Forced, influenced by no one;


That mothers



With lexicon inadequate

One ponders

(Nice, perhaps a wee un-penetrating)

Sits and thinks (not even that).


Let word suggest itself

(We’re getting there) for understanding

Happiness, its sundry bits; for its



And are the omens of success,




Constituents Of Happiness 8.30.2007

A Sense Of The Ridiculous; Nature Of & In Reality; Definitely Didactic;

Arlene Corwin


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