Of Joy and Happiness – A Sonnet

Hello, friends! Recently I was given an assignment to write a sonnet. Since most of the sonnets I read contained the theme of love, I decided to do something a little different and write one about joy. The concept of joy has always fascinated me, for it is very different than happiness. Instead of being dependent on circumstances, joy can be felt even when life takes a downward turn. I have experienced this in my own life, and the characters in my books have had abundant opportunities to learn the worth of joy.

Though this poem is not perfect (sonnets are rather difficult to compose), I hope that it brightens your day.

Of Joy and Happiness

A fruit produced by the Spirit is joy.

Unlike the happy face of circumstance,

This vessel stormy seas cannot destroy,

Nor can it be dashed by the glee of chance.

Joy is a beacon that pierces the night,

A song in the darkest of prison tombs,

A bird in a gale without care or fright,

A tree standing tall in rain’s heavy gloom.

Happiness is just a flight in the clouds

That plummets as soon as it rises high,

Like Icarus beneath the sun’s bright shroud,

And a hungry mouth never satisfied.

Happiness is a castle in the sky;

Joy is the balm of the prisoner’s cry.

Thanks for reading! Have a blessed weekend, Lightbringers.

Published by The Arbitrary Fairy

I am a writer, artist, introvert, book lover, and music enthusiast! On The Arbitrary Fairy, I blog about various topics that I am passionate about. I hope that my writing brings a little spark of light to the lives of my readers.

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