Happiness is silent, or speaks equivocally for friends,
Grief is explicit and her song never ends,
Happiness is like England, and will not state a case,
Grief, like Guilt, rushes in and talks apace.

by Stevie Smith

Comments (5)

Two extremes of Happiness and grief nicely portrayed. The difference between the two is striking. Thanks.
Grief has been well distniguished with happiness. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations to her soul for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
Her song never ends! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Such a great piece...........
Interesting poem. Short, succinct.