There Is No Joy That Does Not Sing of Longing

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There is no joy that does not sing of longing,
Having come a long, hard way to love.
All happiness is earned, all bliss belonging,
Nor need one be alone, though lonesome prove.
Kindness is a kind of gratitude,
Sign and source of pleasure in one's being,
Giving thanks by giving, as the shrewd
Invest in what they have small chance of seeing.
Very little time is spent in singing.
Instead, we speak of what we want or need,
Not knowing every minute we are bringing
Gifts to those whose music we might read.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

Audio and Video Music: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op7 no1 mvt2.
By George Frideric Handel. Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra
at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution-Share Alike license.

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