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Famous Short Happy Poems. Short Happy Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Happy short poems

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by Emily Dickinson

The words the happy say

 The words the happy say
Are paltry melody
But those the silent feel
Are beautiful --


by Ogden Nash

The Parent

 Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.


by Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy Thought

 The world is so full of a number of things, 
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.


by Emily Dickinson

Too happy Time dissolves itself

 Too happy Time dissolves itself
And leaves no remnant by --
'Tis Anguish not a Feather hath
Or too much weight to fly --


by Robert Herrick

Upon Prew His Maid

 In this little Urne is laid
Prewdence Baldwin (once my maid)
From whose happy spark here let
Spring the purple violet.


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Wreck Of The Deutschland

 To the 
happy memory of five Franciscan Nuns 
exiles by the Falk Laws 
drowned between midnight and morning of 
Dec.
7th.
1875


by Robert Herrick

FOUR THINGS MAKE US HAPPY HERE

 Health is the first good lent to men;
A gentle disposition then:
Next, to be rich by no by-ways;
Lastly, with friends t' enjoy our days.


by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

I ask of thee love nothing but relief

 I ask of thee, love, nothing but relief.
Thou canst not bring the old days back again; For I was happy then, Not knowing heavenly joy, not knowing grief.


by William Carlos (WCW) Williams

Après le Bain

 I gotta
buy me a new
girdle.
(I'll buy you one) O.
K.
(I wish you'd wig- gle that way for me, I'd be a happy man) I GOTTA wig- gle for this.
(You pig)


by Omar Khayyam

Since all man's business in this world of woe

Since all man's business in this world of woe
Is sorrow's pangs to feel, and grief to know,
Happy are they that never come at all,
And they that, having come, the soonest go!


by Omar Khayyam

Of happy turns of fortune take your fill,

Of happy turns of fortune take your fill,
Seek pleasure's couch, or wine-cup, as you will;
Allah regards not if you sin, or saint it,
So take your pleasure, be it good or ill.


by Robert Bly

In a Train

There has been a light snow.
Dark car tracks move in out of the darkness.
I stare at the train window marked with soft dust.
I have awakened at Missoula Montana utterly happy.


by Omar Khayyam

Render light to my heart the weight of the vicissitudes

Render light to my heart the weight of the vicissitudes
of this world. Conceal from mortals my reprehensible actions.
Render me happy to-day, and to-morrow make me
what thou deemest worthy of Thy pity.


by Omar Khayyam

O Khayyam! when intoxicate, be happy; when seated

O Khayyam! when intoxicate, be happy; when seated
near a beauty, joyous be. Since the end of things in this
world is annihilation, pretend that you are not, but
since you are, give yourself up to pleasure.


by Omar Khayyam

Occasion makes me sing the praise of wine when I surround

Occasion makes me sing the praise of wine when I surround
myself with men and things I love. O Devotee!
canst thou be happy here below knowing that wisdom is
your Lord? Then know, at least, that wisdom is my
slave.


by Emily Dickinson

Apparently with no surprise

 Apparently with no surprise
To any happy Flower
The Frost beheads it at its play --
In accidental power --
The blonde Assassin passes on --
The Sun proceeds unmoved
To measure off another Day
For an Approving God.


by Emily Dickinson

If all the griefs I am to have

 If all the griefs I am to have
Would only come today,
I am so happy I believe
They'd laugh and run away.
If all the joys I am to have Would only come today, They could not be so big as this That happens to me now.


by Walt Whitman

What General has a Good Army

 WHAT General has a good army in himself, has a good army; 
He happy in himself, or she happy in herself, is happy, 
But I tell you you cannot be happy by others, any more than you can beget or conceive a
 child
 by others.


by Emily Dickinson

A happy lip -- breaks sudden

 A happy lip -- breaks sudden --
It doesn't state you how
It contemplated -- smiling --
Just consummated -- now --
But this one, wears its merriment
So patient -- like a pain --
Fresh gilded -- to elude the eyes
Unqualified, to scan --


by Emily Dickinson

How happy I was if I could forget

 How happy I was if I could forget
To remember how sad I am
Would be an easy adversity
But the recollecting of Bloom

Keeps making November difficult
Till I who was almost bold
Lose my way like a little Child
And perish of the cold.


by Stevie Smith

Conviction (iv)

 I like to get off with people,
I like to lie in their arms
I like to be held and lightly kissed,
Safe from all alarms.
I like to laugh and be happy With a beautiful kiss, I tell you, in all the world There is no bliss like this.


by Emily Dickinson

Fortitude incarnate

 Fortitude incarnate
Here is laid away
In the swift Partitions
Of the awful Sea --

Babble of the Happy
Cavil of the Bold
Hoary the Fruition
But the Sea is old

Edifice of Ocean
Thy tumultuous Rooms
Suit me at a venture
Better than the Tombs


by Robert Seymour Bridges

When Death to Either shall come

 When Death to either shall come,— 
I pray it be first to me,— 
Be happy as ever at home, 
If so, as I wish, it be.
Possess thy heart, my own; And sing to the child on thy knee, Or read to thyself alone The songs that I made for thee.


by Omar Khayyam

While I was drawing a horoscope in the book of love,

While I was drawing a horoscope in the book of love,
suddenly, from the burning heart of a wise man came
these words. Happy is he who entertains in his dwelling
a friend as beautiful as the moon, and who has in prospect
a night as long as a year!


by Emily Dickinson

Is it dead -- Find it

 Is it dead -- Find it --
Out of sound -- Out of sight --
"Happy"? Which is wiser --
You, or the Wind?
"Conscious"? Won't you ask that --
Of the low Ground?

"Homesick"? Many met it --
Even through them -- This
Cannot testify --
Themself -- as dumb --


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