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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz

Are you happy? It's the only
way to be, kid.
Yes, be happy, it's a good nice
way to be.
But not happy-happy, kid, don't
be too doubled-up doggone happy.
It's the doubled-up doggone happy-
happy people . . . bust hard . . . they
do bust hard . . . when they bust.
Be happy, kid, go to it, but not too
doggone happy.

~ Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), American poet and writer
and biographer of Lincoln

1 comment:

henry2u said...

For the most part, I am not a fan of poetry. However, today's poem hit me where I live.
Unpretentious, wise, to the point and damn good advice. Nice one, Carl.....