Crying Poem by Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell

Providence, Rhode Island

Crying

Rating: 5.0


Crying only a little bit
is no use. You must cry
until your pillow is soaked!
Then you can jump in the shower
and splash-splash-splash!
Then you can throw open
your window
and, "Ha, ha! ha ha!"
And if people say, "Hey,
what's going on up there?"
"Ha ha!" sing back, "Happiness
was hiding in the last tear!
I wept it! Ha ha!"

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Elijah 05 October 2020

Oh, he had help. Ok nice job.

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Elijah 05 October 2020

Oh, he had help. That's nice.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 May 2019

Crying only a little bit is no use. You must cry until your pillow is soaked! a fine poem. tony

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Simone Inez Harriman 02 November 2015

That's really good advice. I believe it is very healing to have a good cry...seems to balance the body. Later, perhaps down the road a bit, one often does have a good laugh over the circumstance. I enjoyed your poem Galway :)

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Galway Kinnell

Providence, Rhode Island
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