Ave Lilik

Rookie (March 25,1978 / Indonesia)

Perpetual Happiness - Poem by Ave Lilik

It must not be true
that we are seeking
perpetual happiness.

For happiness filled
the space between sadness
and it is to sadness
we owe our next engagement
with happiness.

You see, sadness is the frame
and happiness- its painting.

(Jember, East Java-Indonesia/November 12th,2007)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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