National Poetry Month: April 1st

Happiness by Carl Sandburg

I asked 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 accordian.

This poem was selected by Russell J. (Adult Services Librarian)

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