LAUGHTER POEMS

The Laughter Of Women
The laughter of women sets fire
to the Halls of Injustice
and the false evidence burns
to a beautiful white lightness
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Lisel Mueller
Laughter
Laughter dies out but is never dead
Laughter lies out the back of its head
Laughter laughs at what is never said
It trills and squeals and swills in your head
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Harold Pinter
Your Laughter
Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter.

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Pablo Neruda
Old Mister Laughter
Old Mister Laughter
Comes a-grinnin' down the way,
Singin': 'Never mind your troubles,
For they'll surely pass away.'
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Edgar Albert Guest
Post Mortem Conspectu
A brown, fat babe sitting in the lotus,
And you were glad and laughing
With a laughter not of this world.
It is good to splash in the water
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Ezra Pound
Extreme Kindness
WHEN I would laugh a little at
The follies that in Life aboundeth,
What ails the saint I worship, that
She with a frown my spirit woundeth?
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Joseph Skipsey
Laughter
Laughter sort o' settles breakfast better than digestive pills;
Found it, somehow in my travels, cure for every sort of ills;
When the hired help have riled me with their slipshod, careless ways,
An' I'm bilin' mad an' cussin' an' my temper's all ablaze,
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Edgar Albert Guest
The Sea And The Man
You will not tame this sea
either by humility or rapture.
But you can laugh
in its face.
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Anna Swirszczynska
Minstrel Man
Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song,
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Langston Hughes
The Golden Calf
After Heine.


Double flutes and horns resound
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John Hay
Under The Roof Where The Laughter Rings
Under the roof where the laughter rings,
That's where I long to be;
There are all of the glorious things,
Meaning so much to me.
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Edgar Albert Guest
Lightly Come Or Lightly Go
XXV

Lightly come or lightly go:
Though thy heart presage thee woe,
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James Joyce
My Little Boy
MY little boy, thy laughter
Goes to my bosom core,
And sends me yearning after
The days that are no more.
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Joseph Skipsey
White Shoulders
Your white shoulders
I remember
And your shrug of laughter.

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Carl Sandburg
Bring Your Beauty
Bring your beauty, bring your laughter, bring even your fears,
Bring the grief that is, the joy that was in other years,
Bring again the happiness, bring love, bring tears.

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John Freeman
To One Slain In Absence
AND so we parted, love, oblivious
That we were parting! With our laughter light,
Flouting the future, on the morrow bright
At our old tryst we would once more discuss
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Arthur Henry Adams
Beauty And Beauty
When Beauty and Beauty meet
All naked, fair to fair,
The earth is crying-sweet,
And scattering-bright the air,
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Rupert Brooke
Invocation Of Laughter
O, laugh, laughers!
O, laugh out, laughers!
You who laugh with laughs, you who laugh it up laughishly
O, laugh out laugheringly
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Velimir Khlebnikov
Not With Libations, But With Shouts And Laughter
Not with libations, but with shouts and laughter
We drenched the altars of Love's sacred grove,
Shaking to earth green fruits, impatient after
The launching of the colored moths of Love.
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Edna St. Vincent Millay
Laughter And Death
THERE is no laughter in the natural world
Of beast or fish or bird, though no sad doubt
Of their futurity to them unfurled
Has dared to check the mirth-compelling shout.
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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

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