Saturday, December 31, 2011

Carl Sandburg on Happiness

This new year I intend to be content with the simplier things in life.  I thought this poem by Carl Sandburg captured the idea.


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


--Carl Sandburg

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