A Good Life

The happiness project,
a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.
Plain and simple:
eat, pray, love
embracing earth.


Day 23 of National Poetry Month: first installment today is written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets.  Bjorn  asks us to explore “found poetry” — and more specifically, Book Spine Poetry.
Look at the books on your shelf, pick some with titles that speak to you and arrange the titles into a poem! We have the choice of “adding some meat to the bones” — as in filling in some of our own words around the titles.

I love the way these 5 books fit together.
Consider it a belated Earth Day poem!

Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Dig out some books and come join us!  

25 thoughts on “A Good Life

    • lillian April 23, 2020 / 3:58 pm

      Ah that we all might engage in one! 🙂


  1. kim881 April 23, 2020 / 3:40 pm

    You didn’t have to add anything in this poem, Lill. Bravo! I like the idea of a happiness project – something to do during lockdown.

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    • lillian April 23, 2020 / 3:58 pm

      My daughter got me the book some years ago. It is quite good! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Glenn A. Buttkus April 23, 2020 / 4:16 pm

    A wonderful gathering of titles, guiding us to a place of less chaos and darkness.


  3. msjadeli April 23, 2020 / 4:20 pm

    Your titles mesh naturally, into a holistic mission statement. Wonderful ❤


  4. Grace April 23, 2020 / 8:35 pm

    The happiness project is perfect way to give tribute to earth day!


  5. hank77 April 23, 2020 / 9:33 pm


    The happiness project,
    a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

    Beautifully connected Lillian! Happiness may be innocently simple but it revolves around many issues that needs a genius’ touch. Very much so!



  6. petrujviljoen April 24, 2020 / 7:38 am

    Indeed, how the titles worked to make a complete poem without having to add anything must’ve taken some serious forethought.


  7. Victoria Stuart April 24, 2020 / 8:54 am

    I love the way you have woven these titles together. And thanks for a few new book recommendations!


  8. Stine Writing April 24, 2020 / 1:15 pm

    That is great how you put them together. I wasn’t sure if we were expected to put them in an order that works, like yours, or randomly as I did mine. Both are great and I am having a blast reading them all!


  9. Ali Grimshaw April 24, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    A wonderful poem. The perfect joy of simple living.


  10. Yvonne Osborne April 25, 2020 / 8:42 am

    The perfect guide for a good life. Well done!!


  11. Xan April 25, 2020 / 12:32 pm

    right on the money. very nice


  12. Mish April 25, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Love the positivity that evolved from this. We can’t lose sight of happiness, even through these times.


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