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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

13 Last Call: Laughter Times Three

Breathless Laughter
a small laugh at first
erupts into so much more
tears spill from laughter
as the world twists out of shape
it’s so hard to catch my breath

Paint a Laugh
what does a laugh look like
as it floats on air
planting a seed in one’s heart
i imagine a white puff
like dandelion seeds
floating on the breeze
planting a seed in one’s heart

All It Takes
her fluttering laugh
that bursts from her lips
like a magical stream of bubbles
her floating dance
that flows from within
moving to a rhythm only she hears
her twinkling smile
that brightens her face
lighting up the world around her
her willful independence
that sparkles in her eyes
brings a smile to my lips everytime
her laugh, her dance, her smile
that’s all it takes
from this precious little girl
to inspire joy within me

This is my offerings for this week's dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight. If you get a chance, check out all of the talented poets who have stepped up into the spotlight.


  1. Just delightful, one to put the smile on everyone's face... I adore this and thank you very much!

  2. I enjoyed these very much. One really has to enjoy life through the eyes of a child sometimes, I think. Your last poem, especially, captured that wonderful childhood freedom!!!

  3. ha this is fun...i like the thoughts of laughter...particularly the middle one...what does laughter look like...made me smile to think on it....i dont ever want to grow up...

  4. "Her twinkling smile" - adorable. :) great poems here

  5. :o) Great subject and great treatment. It's really refreshing to read something upbeat! Thank you!

  6. oh nice...laughter is the best medicine...esp. enjoyed the...a white puff
    like dandelion seeds
    floating on the breeze
    planting a seed in one’s heart...what a great image

  7. Excellent poetic treatment on laughter. Really like the way you broke it down here, especially how it culminated in the third poems final lines. Great write. Thanks

  8. A pleasure to read, this trio of poems looks at laughter from all sides. I particularly like the middle piece, as you prompted me to consider the visage of laughter. I never have done that before.

  9. Laughter is a dance floating on air. Nice!

  10. Awesome! I can feel the joy in this one!

  11. very good, I like the images you create in Paint a Laugh. They all made me smile :)