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Music: Like the Sky.
By Damiano Baldoni.
Performed by Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive
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This week's theme: holidays
December 4: Hints of Happiness Are All Around You
December 5: How About Those Holidays
December 6: Somewhere There's a Magic Door
December 7: Holidays Have Changed over the Eons
December 8: Holidays Are Happy Days
December 9: Happiness Is Often Background Music
December 10: Happiness Breaches, Bursting from the Deep

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Happiness Breaches, Bursting from the Deep

Happiness breaches, bursting from the deep,
And then sounds, submerged for humdrum days,
Playing with the heart as music plays,
Passionate, peaceful, poised to laugh or weep.
Years of happiness are tidal, turning,
Having silent commerce with the moon,
Overwhelming sand and flowering dune,
Leaving with an outbound rush of yearning.
Implanted in the frozen soil of winter,
Days of celebration blossom still,
A sign of life's resilience as the will
Yields nothing to the season, dark and bitter,
Singing of happiness through good and ill.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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