Treasure Island

Sky Welch

(01/13/1997 / Greencastle)

Joy


Joy is not the smile you see or the laughter in the air. It is not found in the birth of a child or the face of someone fair. Eyes do not see joy and ears do not hear. Nor hands that touch the skin of a virgin once in fear. Not taste or smell matches soft the true nature of joy. And in this night what quiet talk with eyes and see with thine ears. Feel with tongues and taste thine own fears. For the true nature of joy is bitter to the senses and seeing the screams, though hear the light; joy for not but dreams.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Edited: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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I randomly came up with this one late one night before bed. I believe it was shortly after I joined Shakespeare at school and met my lovely fiancé. to explain a bit, it basically talks about how certain senses are often fooled by joy. what you think is there isn't always true. but for this poem I kind of felt like my hands had a mind of their own. so blame my lethargic hands if it seems confusing.

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