Ave Lilik

(March 25,1978 / Indonesia)

Perpetual Happiness


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)

Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007
Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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