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Laughing Song

August 24, 2010
By ericatessa SILVER, San Diego, California
ericatessa SILVER, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal."- Big Fish

When the trees whistle with an abundance of joy,
And the river glides with snicker that does not annoy,
When the ground chuckles with anticipation,
And the emerald shrubs hoot in approbation;

When the child in the park giggles with impatience,
And the loving mother chortles with patience,
When the birds lark and sing merrily,
With their sweet songs leaving a mark momentarily.

When the majestic sky shakes with laughter,
Where our picnic lies now and after,
Come now! Join us and live blissfully with me,
And sing the sweet sounds of running free.

The author's comments:
In my creative reading class, we read William Blake poems and, as an assignment, asked to write a poem mimicking his style. I loved writing poems like Blake because of the harmony and melody that he brought to his poetry.

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