11 May

Happiness, elusive nymph
Vanishing when almost in your hold
A glimpse you have in your hour of triumph
Tantalising vision in silver and gold.

You reach out and she slips away
Into the forests of consciousness
You follow-often led astray
The way is rough, the jungle dense.

Tired-frustration growing on you
You lean against an ample bark
Dreaming of sunbeams dancing on dew
She is there again, an apparition in the dark.

Submitting this poem in response to the prompt on the following link:


Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Poetry


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9 responses to “Happiness

  1. Life: Between the lines

    July 23, 2011 at 8:26

    Happiness, the illusion we can’t live without 🙂
    a haunting piece!

  2. Kellie Elmore

    July 22, 2011 at 8:26

    Oh I love this! It resonates with me and your use of poetic device is brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing this in Free Write Friday! Hope to see you back next week! Hugs!

  3. booguloo

    July 22, 2011 at 8:26

    A nice one for FWF. Thanks for sharing.

  4. sinkMaivesk

    May 29, 2011 at 8:26

    I agree, it’s interesting, probably ever

  5. liveonimpulse

    May 12, 2011 at 8:26

    beautiful imagery !!


    May 12, 2011 at 8:26

    “She leads us on a merry dance
    while we do not even glance
    inside our selves where she hides
    laughing away, at our clumsy slides ”

    You have described the human search for the elusive happiness very aptly indeed.

  7. liv2write2day

    May 11, 2011 at 8:26

    I hope she comes and hangs around with you for a long time!

  8. P C JAIN

    May 11, 2011 at 8:26

    so apt a description fo nature of happiness

  9. Judy

    May 11, 2011 at 8:26

    A brilliant description of the elusive nature of happiness. Love the images.


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