Poetry Wednesday, Vol. 103

Crying
Galway Kinnell


Crying only a little bit
is no use.  You must cry
until your pillow is soaked!
Then you can get up and laugh.
Then you can jump in the shower
and splash-splash-splash!
Then you can throw open your window
and, “Ha ha! ha ha!”
And if people say, “Hey,
what’s going on up there?”
“Ha ha!” sing back, “Happiness
was hiding in the last tear!
I wept it!  Ha ha!”

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4 thoughts on “Poetry Wednesday, Vol. 103

  1. Hi Kris. I've been thinking about my old poetry wednesday days and wanting to come back to it, then I had a fearful thought that you might not be doing it anymore. I'm so glad that you are. If it's ok, I'm going to try to start again.

  2. Julia! It is good to hear from you. I took a bit of a bread, but tomorrow there will be poetry, and I will even add a link. I did enjoy reading everyone's poems, and even more, their thoughts. I'm glad you will be back.

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