And who can argue with the title of one of Pauline
Oliver's poems about happiness.
And you'll find similar sentiments in inspirational
poems by the likes of John Dryden, Emily Brontë, and Thich Nhat Hanh.
also find links to other famous poems, passion poems, inspirational stories and
even inspirational quotes.
Why a link to inspirational quotes? Well,
don't quotes like this make you happy?...
"The little unremembered
acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life."
-- William Wordsworth
Well, I do hope so. And I also hope you will let
us know what you think about these poems about happiness, too! Just click on the Contact Us link! Let's
get going, then...
The Earth" - what Thich Nhat Hanh has to say...
Kiss The Earth
Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each
step brings a fresh breeze. Each step makes a flower bloom. Kiss the Earth
with your feet. Bring the Earth your love and happiness. The Earth will
be safe when we feel safe in ourselves.
One (of many) poems about happiness
by Thich Nhat Hanh
"Happy The Man" - what
John Dryden has to say...
Happy The Man
Happy the man, and
happy he alone, He who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can
say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or foul or rain
or shine The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not Heaven
itself upon the past has power, But what has been, has been, and I have had
by John Dryden
"Happiness" - what YouTube has to say...
"Happiness" by Jane Kenyon (read by LovingLifeandWords)
fun" - what Pauline Oliver has to say...
Happiness Is Fun
is as happy does When all is said and done Truly being happy Starts with
Set those happiness endorphins free To flood your stressed
out brain With lots of happy thoughts To relax and ease the strain
chocolate And laugh-a-lot
Chew chilis hot and red Wear bright colours
Keep a dog or a cat Try yoga on a mat
Feel sunshine warm
your being Seek beauty for the seeing
Classical music wins by miles Exchanging
lots of smiles
That's how to raise your spirit Lift your body and your
mind This daily dose of happiness Is a pleasure - you will find.
Reprinted with permission
"How still, how happy!" - what Emily Bronte has to say...
still, how happy!
How still, how happy! Those are words That once
would scarce agree together; I loved the plashing of the surge - The changing
heaven the breezy weather,
More than smooth seas and cloudless skies And
solemn, soothing, softened airs That in the forest woke no sighs And from
the green spray shook no tears.
How still, how happy! now I feel Where
silence dwells is sweeter far Than laughing mirth's most joyous swell However
pure its raptures are.
Come, sit down on this sunny stone: 'Tis wintry
light o'er flowerless moors - But sit - for we are all alone And clear expand
heaven's breathless shores.
I could think in the withered grass Spring's
budding wreaths we might discern; The violet's eye might shyly flash And
young leaves shoot among the fern.
It is but thought - full many a night The
snow shall clothe those hills afar And storms shall add a drearier blight And
winds shall wage a wilder war,
Before the lark may herald in Fresh foliage
twined with blossoms fair And summer days again begin Their glory - haloed
crown to wear.
Yet my heart loves December's smile As much as July's
golden beam; Then let us sit and watch the while The blue ice curdling on
One (of many) inspirational
poems by Emily Brontë
Happiness poems - what
these recommended resources say...
Happiness poems - or inspirational poems
about happiness, if you will - quite simply make us happy. And I know I've only
included a few famous poems above, and I can tell that you want to read more,
more, more! (After all, who can have too much happiness?)
So the following links should help your thirst for more. Whether it's
more happiness, or more inspiration or just some more quotes, you'll find it below.