Poetry Friday: Happy as a Dog’s Tail

I am hoping that next week I will feel happy as a dog’s tail. That would be grand. For now, cute dog picture + poem will have to do.

Happy as a Dog’s Tail – by Anna Swir

Happy as something unimportant
and free as a thing unimportant.
As something no one prizes
and which does not prize itself.
As something mocked by all
and which mocks at their mockery.
As laughter without serious reason.
As a yell able to outyell itself.
Happy as no matter what,
as any no matter what.

Happy
as a dog’s tail.

Poem from Poetry Foundation, photo from stock.xchng.

(Don’t you love that?)

3 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Happy as a Dog’s Tail

  1. Martha Calderaro

    “As something mocked by all/ and which mocks at their mockery.” Love these lines! Love this poem (and photo)! Thanks for sharing it.

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