Monday, January 6, 2014

The happy see only happiness - Jane Hirshfield

Interesting lines of poetry from Jane Hirshfield. The poem was published in January 2014's "Poetry" -- Reminds me of Guru Arjan's Bhinni Rainariye, where sparkling stars are a symbol of optimism and of saints, who are optimistic.  They are called happy, alive, awake, and lovers. Very similar words are used in Jane's poem:
 
The happy see only happiness,
the living see only life,
the young see only the young,

as lovers believe
they wake always beside one also in love.