3.4.18 Get to Your Happy!

Omar Khayyam said, “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life,” and that’s what this week’s melodically challenged is about: being happy. But just as Carl Jung advised, “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness,” the poems in this week’s show consider happiness from all sides. You’ll be on top of the world, walking on air, over the moon, in 7th heaven, on cloud nine, and happy as a lark this week on melodically challenged, where yesterday’s poetry comes alive and today’s poetry rocks! 


Woman and Dog – Petra White

Ballad of the Mountain Turtle – Terry Kennedy

Tableau – James Richardson

Revision – Dan Albergotti

An Early Snow and Winter Comes Into Kilter – Anthony Deaton

Mackerel Sky Elegy – Marie Harris

Happy To Be Living – The Fresh and Onlys

Elegy for My Sadness – Chen Chen

After Words – Billy Ramsell

Birthday – Elena Medel

Ars Poetica #17 – Alexander Long

Rethinking Regret – Elaine Sexton

The Ear of a Happy Sailor – We Is Shore Dedicated

And Day Brought Back My Night – Geoffrey Brock

Prodigal Dog – Mary Crockett Hill

I Don’t Know How Many Souls You Have, My Feathered Fernando – Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis and Caleb Adler

This Handwriting – Matthew Zapruder

Even Happy Day – Lobo Loco

This Little Game – Matthew Zapruder

Happy Life – Ryan Andersen

Snowdonia – Priscilla Becker

Listening – Jane Hilberry

I Will Be A Happy Girl – Lyli Karolina Figueroa Rodriguez (read by Spencer Reece)

Happy Ending – Scott Holmes

Public Transportation – Elaine Sexton

Train Whistle – Jane Hilberry

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