Happiness by Carl Sandburg

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Happiness by Carl Sandburg

I asked 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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4 comments on “Happiness by Carl Sandburg

  1. Today is the anniversary of Sandburg’s birth (January 6, 1878, in Galesburg, Illinois),

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  2. bennythomas says:

    Happiness is working with the grain of your existence. No sweat! and happiness is a state of being.

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  3. Fred says:

    A Sunday afternoon along a river, with a keg and music?

    –works for me.

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