Thursday, December 06, 2007

Spreading sweetness and light, for now

Never one to renege on a promise, I'm posting yet another verse but this one with a much happier tone. Of course, it wouldn't be one of mine if the the brightness wasn't tinged with a bit of sadness by the time it meets its end.

It's a bit oddly structured as well, with a bit of verbal contradiction to undermine the seeming simplicity. I don't know if any of what I just said will make much sense, but it's late and my mind is traveling along some twisted paths lately.

Happy Happy
By Francis Scudellari

"Happy, Happy, Happy!" sings out,
In joy, my time-tossed soul,
A shimm'ring light bathes all, I see
Here in glowing warmth, born
On soft breezes, voices airy,
Earth-wide whispers: pure bliss
Many colored, glitt'ring pieces,
Holy charms calm my mind
My heart free, child-like, innocent,
Wise to giddy excess,
Revels in each moment, fleeting,
Fixed, 'fore darkness returns
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