Happy as a Dog’s Tail by Anna Swir Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan from This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from around the World selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
Happy as something unimportant and free as a thing unimportant. As something no one prizes and which does not prize itself. As something mocked by all which mocks at their mockery. As laughter without serious reason. As a yell able to outyell itself. Happy as no matter what, as any no matter what.