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Happiness is fun!

And who can argue with the title of one of Pauline Oliver's poems about happiness.

  • And you'll find similar sentiments in inspirational poems by the likes of John Dryden, Emily Brontë, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

  • You'll also find links to other famous poems, passion poems, and even inspirational quotes.

Happiness poems - words of rumi, and image of heart

Why a link to inspirational quotes? Well, don't quotes like this make you happy?...

"The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life."
-- William Wordsworth

Well, I do hope so. And I also hope you will let us know what you think about these poems about happiness, too! Just click on the Contact Us link! Let's get going, then...



Happiness Poems

"Kiss The Earth" - what Thich Nhat Hanh has to say...

Kiss The Earth

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

One (of many) poems about happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh


"Happy The Man" - what John Dryden has to say...

Happy The Man

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

by John Dryden


"Happiness" - what YouTube has to say...


"Happiness" by Jane Kenyon (read by LovingLifeandWords)



"Happiness is fun" - what Pauline Oliver has to say...

Happiness Is Fun

Happy is as happy does
When all is said and done
Truly being happy
Starts with having fun

Set those happiness endorphins free
To flood your stressed out brain
With lots of happy thoughts
To relax and ease the strain

Eat chocolate
And laugh-a-lot

Chew chilis hot and red
Wear bright colours instead

Keep a dog or a cat
Try yoga on a mat

Feel sunshine warm your being
Seek beauty for the seeing

Classical music wins by miles
Exchanging lots of smiles

That's how to raise your spirit
Lift your body and your mind
This daily dose of happiness
Is a pleasure - you will find.

By Pauline Oliver
Reprinted with permission



"How still, how happy!" - what Emily Bronte has to say...

How still, how happy!

How still, how happy! Those are words
That once would scarce agree together;
I loved the plashing of the surge -
The changing heaven the breezy weather,

More than smooth seas and cloudless skies
And solemn, soothing, softened airs
That in the forest woke no sighs
And from the green spray shook no tears.

How still, how happy! now I feel
Where silence dwells is sweeter far
Than laughing mirth's most joyous swell
However pure its raptures are.

Come, sit down on this sunny stone:
'Tis wintry light o'er flowerless moors -
But sit - for we are all alone
And clear expand heaven's breathless shores.

I could think in the withered grass
Spring's budding wreaths we might discern;
The violet's eye might shyly flash
And young leaves shoot among the fern.

It is but thought - full many a night
The snow shall clothe those hills afar
And storms shall add a drearier blight
And winds shall wage a wilder war,

Before the lark may herald in
Fresh foliage twined with blossoms fair
And summer days again begin
Their glory - haloed crown to wear.

Yet my heart loves December's smile
As much as July's golden beam;
Then let us sit and watch the while
The blue ice curdling on the stream

One (of many) inspirational poems by Emily Brontë



Happiness poems - what these recommended resources say...

Happiness poems - or inspirational poems about happiness, if you will - quite simply make us happy. And I know I've only included a few famous poems above, and I can tell that you want to read more, more, more! (After all, who can have too much happiness?)

So the following links should help your thirst for more. Whether it's more happiness, or more inspiration or just some more quotes, you'll find it below. Enjoy...

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