Rutger Kopland


WHAT IS HAPPINESS - Poem by Rutger Kopland

Because happiness is a memory
it exists because at the same time
the reverse is also true

I mean this: because happiness
reminds us of happiness it pursues
us and therefore we flee from it

and vice versa, I mean this: that we
look for happiness because it
hides in our memories and

vice versa, I mean this: happiness
must exist somewhere at some time because
we remember it and it remembers us.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 7, 2018



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