Happiness

Carl Sandburg 1878 (Galesburg) – 1967 (Flat Rock)



I asked the professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
me what is happiness.
And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
thousands of men.
They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
I was trying to fool with them
And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along
the Desplaines river
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
their women and children and a keg of beer and an
accordion.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABCDEFGHIJK
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 435
Words 86
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

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