Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Happiness - Poem by Carl Sandburg

I asked the 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
accordion.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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