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True Happiness

May 6, 2011
By austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy


Each day as the hot summer sun softens
like a glob of melting butter
and the shadows stretch out over fields,
I bike quietly down a quaint little road
dotted with farms like familiar sunspots.
Gravel crunches under my ancient tires
and I feel content, relaxing with each turn
of the wheel like a stretching cat.
The air smells of sweet wildflowers
and glassy-eyed cows who try
to remember if they've seen me before.
The brilliant sky, blue as a tropical sea,
contrasts so sharply with gold-streaked,
jet green cornfields that I am in awe.
The humid wind tickles my toes and
caresses my face as I fly down a hill,
a rush of pure joy
settling in my stomach as I know
true happiness.



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austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:31 am
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thanks! I live in a rural-ish area, so I enjoy being outside :)

on Jul. 28 2011 at 12:12 am
ohmakemeover BRONZE, Centerville, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth."- Margaret Atwood

This reminds me of my hometown!  Very midwest and rural and cozy.  I love the similes and metaphors, especially the sun softening like butter.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 1 2011 at 3:50 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you - it's one of my favorite summer hobbies, so it definitely makes me happy!

on Jul. 1 2011 at 11:04 am
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.
W.W.J.D.

I could not only see what was going on but feel it too. You succeeded in capturing the real meaning of true happiness in a poem.

austenite GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2011 at 6:09 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 177 comments

Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Thank you for reading and commenting :)

on Jun. 28 2011 at 2:38 pm
silent_reader BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I cannot live without books." - Thomas Jefferson

I felt relaxed and like i was there when i was reading this poem. Its really good


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