Dear friend,

I miss you

you with your over-loud laughter

laughter that is contagious

contagious epidemic of happiness

happiness spreads all around

around you no one can remain sad

sad tears dry on salty cheeks

cheeks blossom when kissed by joy

joy from you effervescent presence.

~Melanie Blackwell


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17 responses to “Laughter

  1. Adorable bubble and wonderful words.

  2. Ooo, I actually noticed that you started every line with the last word of the previous line. I am much more aware of stylistic things now than I used to be before finding your blog. I am not sure what style this is, but I like it! It has a wonderful flow. I have a poem scheduled to be posted in about 4-1/2 hours that this poem reminds me of subject-wise. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I happy that I’m exposing you to new ways to delight us with your words πŸ™‚ It is a loop poem. No limits on syllable count and such just the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3,etc. Looking forward to your poem.

      (I’m a bit behind on reading everyone’s work…trying to catch up!)

  3. I like people who make me laugh, too, but I doubt I ever managed to say so quite that elegantly. And playfully. πŸ™‚

  4. This has a lovely form to it..I love that you start each new line with the last word of the previous line, it wraps it so sweetly.

  5. this is quite cute nice pick me up!

  6. Ray

    So, “Loop” poem is the name of that style… cool! I have a few like that and I never knew the name. Love this one! Excellent.

  7. bgbowers

    Lovely πŸ™‚

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