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Poems About Laughter

Table of Contents

  1. At Twilight by Bliss Carman
  2. Humor by Amos Russel Wells
  3. The Source by Adelaide Crapsey

  1. At Twilight

    Then I hear your laughter
    At the open door, —
    Brightly burns the fire,
    I need fear no more.

    - Bliss Carman
    At Twilight
    by Bliss Carman

    Now the fire is lighted
    On the chimney stone,
    Day goes down the valley,
    I am left alone.

    Now the misty purple
    Floods the darkened vale,
    And the stars come out
    On the twilight trail.

    The mountain river murmurs
    In his rocky bed,
    And the stealthy shadows
    Fill the house with dread.

    Then I hear your laughter
    At the open door, —
    Brightly burns the fire,
    I need fear no more.

  2. Humor

    by Amos Russel Wells

    Grayness of cold in the woods and the sky,
    Bitter of cold in the twilight's breath;
    Dark the desolate pastures lie;
    Hushed the home with the hush of death

    Lo! in a window a glow of light,—
    Marvel of changes! The magic ray
    Warms and gladdens the heart of night,
    And all the world is relieved and gay.

    Thus, when living is cold and drear,
    Thus, when heaven and hope are at strife,
    Thus the gleam of thy household cheer,—
    Humor, the light in the window of life!

  3. The Source

    by Adelaide Crapsey

    Thou hast
    Drawn laughter from
    A well of secret tears
    And thence so elvish it rings,—mocking
    And sweet:

    Laugh, and the world laughs with you,
    Weep, and you weep alone;
    For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
    But has trouble enough of its own.

    – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Solitude

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