One Stanza Poem O189

I get my happiness here –
You get your happiness there –
Should we share?
Should we compare?
So there –
Can be happiness everywhere?

04.28.18 – 05.13.18



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I started this poem upon completing two Science of Happiness sort of courses, one from Yale and one from Berkeley, both online. You can read a LOT more of what I got from each on my main blog under the Happiness category. MUCH more research needs to be done, obviously, and we will likely never know all we need to about happiness, including because it’s so unique to all of us and our environments, as if we weren’t hard enough to figure out! Hence, the sharing and comparing of notes asked about.

The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.


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