To Be Happy, One Must Know the Rules

Music: Prelude #4 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Yo Tomita
.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Subscribe to get a poem sent to you each day by email


Follow Us

Alpha List

Number Poems

Philosophical
Poems

About This
Site

Poems for
Free

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

To be happy, one must know the rules.
We are the gods against whom we rebel.
Even universes have their needs,
Nor can a moon escape the laws of laughter.
The rules are ancient, yet none of them are strange.
Years alter them, but they never change.

Savor sweat, and give away the jewels.
Earn your leisure, your pleasure never sell.
Value gardens just as much as weeds.
Ease the lust to own what you are after.
Never hate what love can rearrange.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon




[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the day]
[site policy] [about me] [links]