Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Day 719: Let a Joy Keep You


'Keep away from the little deaths.'

 A gem of wisdom in this poem to take (and keep) to heart.


Joy - Carl Sandburg

Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands
And take it when it runs by,
As the Apache dancer
Clutches his woman.
I have seen them
Live long and laugh loud,
Sent on singing, singing,
Smashed to the heart
Under the ribs
With a terrible love.
Joy always,
Joy everywhere -
Let joy kill you!
Keep away from the little deaths.


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