Pick-a-Poem: “Happiness”

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Welcome, dear blog readers, for another installment of our weekly “Pick-a-Poem” feature. Each Wednesday, we feature a new poem here on the blog. These poems come from Poetry Daily, which is a great site to visit if you’re looking for new poetry to read. This week we’re featuring Happiness by Andrea Cohen.

According to her bio page, Andrea Cohen has published several collections of poetry, including Kentucky Derby (2011), Furs Not Mine (2015), and the forthcoming Unfathoming, which will be published in 2017. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Writers House at Merrimack College.

Happiness by Andrea Cohen

Happiness
is a dactyl.
It comes
from the Greek
stem meaning
finger. We come
from the Greek
diner, meaning,
with three
fingers held
aloft, to call
a cab. One
doesn’t come.
Happiness
is a heaviness
carried by two
lighter beats.
We carried
the whole
snowy way
each other.

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— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan

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