poetry friday

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

splash_puddle from karencheng dot com dot auHappy 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.
from theconversation dot comAs laughter without serious reason.
As a yell able to outyell itself.
Happy as no matter what,
as any no matter what.

as a dog’s tail.
Running-Happy-Dog from wolfrun dot org