Friday, March 23, 2012

Joy Arrives - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins




Joy Arrives - A Poem

Joy arrives

Joy dances and swirls

Joy given freely to those whom will accept this gift

The joy of living ones' life within the realm of freedom

A childs' joy untampered with and left to be experienced honestly

Yes, an honest joy

Free of hinderences

Free of doctrines

Free of definitions

Free to be expressed and experienced by all willing

Yes,  joy born in freedom

Joy born in love

Joy given and taken freely

A  joy that comes to visit 

A joy that arrives to you this day, this moment

A joy to be shared

A joy in living and a living paid in the currency of joy

Be joyful this day

Be joyful this moment

Come to the joy of this moment

Arrive and depart in joy

Let joy make a home within your heart.

Allow joy this day

Now

Now, have we joy


M.N. Hopkins




13 comments:

Magnus said...

Ah, it's so good. It's precisely what we need. All this "problems" set in this world will all be solved if we just tuned in to the emotional state who we truly are - we are beings of love and joy, because isn't that were we came from? Just go out in the late evening or night in the starshine and moonlight - lay down on the ground somewhere and ask Universe - show me your love and joy! and maybe you'll see that it's already there within you! :-)

Thanks for a beautiful poem :-)

Pam Bickell said...

Hi Mike,

Thank you for this poem on joy. It's not an easy state of being in these times, but as my friend Sharie at Sending Joy says, "All we have to do is open our inner eyes to see the real world."
Blessings your way,
Pam

Lex said...

This is beautiful and can be a lovely prayer, too. Thank you for your lifting words.

Deise Lemos de Almeida said...

Linda mensagem Michael, sempre bom manter um olhar positivo para a vida de forma a manter a alma em boa vibração.
Mais uma vez obrigada!
Deise

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Ola Deise:

Sim.

Obrigado por suas amáveis ​​palavras,
Mike

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Lex:

Thank you for your kind words.

Many good wishes your way,
Mike

Susan said...

"the currency of joy"
Such a great concept!
Your poem invokes joy and our awareness of it. I can imagine your poem as a prayer that all children everywhere have this blessing:
"A childs' joy untampered with and left to be experienced honestly
Yes, an honest joy
Free of hinderences
Free of doctrines
Free of definitions
Free to be expressed and experienced by all willing
Yes, joy born in freedom"

Thank you.

Samara said...

Mike,

This is a beautiful poem. It reminds me of how the little things, or the simple things, can bring so much joy.

-Samara

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Susan & Samara:

Thank you so much for your kind words. Have a joyous day.

Kindest regards,
Mike

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Michael.

Even the word "Joy" makes me joyful. I think it reminds me of my true nature.

Maggie

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello dear Maggie:

Thank you for your kind words.

Kindest & warmest regards,
Mike

Nicoleta Neagoy said...

I feel nutured and filled. This is a treasure. Thank you for blessing us with your blessing.

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Dear Nicoleta:

Yes, for those with feeling will be filled with joy upon reading this poem. I'm glad that you got that feeling.

Kindest & warmest regards,
Mike