Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

A Love Poem



Yes, it is that time, a little lightness to balance the dark.   I don't think it gets any sweeter than this.


Maybe Very Happy

by Jack Gilbert



After she died he was seized
by a great curiosity about what
it was like for her. Not that he
doubted how much she loved him.
But he knew there must have been
some things she had not liked.
So he went to her closest friend
and asked what she complained of.
"It's all right," he had to keep
saying, "I really won't mind."
Until the friend finally gave in.
"She said sometimes you made a noise
drinking your tea if it was very hot."



"Maybe Very Happy" by Jack Gilbert from Refusing Heaven. © Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 



 



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