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Analysis and comments on Happiness by Raymond Carver

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Comment 24 of 134, added on May 7th, 2009 at 3:23 PM.

the poem was nice it reminds me about how much fun you can have when you
are happy. The poem expresses so much happiness and its telling you that
happiness is the best thing that can happen to you because then you dont
think about other bad things like death.

Jessica from United States
Comment 23 of 134, added on April 13th, 2009 at 3:59 PM.

Greetings! Nobody wishes to communicate to the bankrupt from Russia? I
because of your crisis remained without work and owe to bank of 15000
dollars. I do not know what to do, how to live further? I in despair...

By the way. I can invite, in the city of St.-Petersburg. At us a beautiful
city. Look as we live. Come...

Bulat from Russia
Comment 22 of 134, added on November 9th, 2008 at 2:02 PM.

This poem is reminding us to appreciate the simple things in life and try
to find happiness in things that come unexpectedly.

ashley from United States
Comment 21 of 134, added on May 15th, 2008 at 10:35 AM.

In response to Danny boy I don't agree that you have to have compassion or
intellect to enjoy writing and you may have compassion and intellect too
and not enjoy writing.

robert from Andorra
Comment 20 of 134, added on March 20th, 2008 at 10:21 AM.

It amazes me that there are certain people who go to the trouble of posting
a comment on here informing the masses that they don't understand this poem
and that its mundane/boring whatever. Maybe these people are exploring the
worng type of literature.....try OK magazine or HELLO ! This poem to me
reads as though Carver himself is able to find relief from all the chaos in
his life, perhaps his fears of ill health, leaving behind loved ones etc.
He focuses on the two boys outside delivering papers and is overcome by the
innocence and purity of their presence. Yes they are "just paperboys"
however, anyone with a single ounce of compassion or intellect should find
some kind of pleasure in entering into the writer's mindset. I love this
poem. Anyone who has had pain in their lives like myself I am sure will
find solice in this poem.

Danny boy from United Kingdom
Comment 19 of 134, added on March 17th, 2008 at 11:19 PM.

Carver is my favourite writer and poet, I love his simplicity, lack of
pretentions and subtleness. I had read this poeam thousands of times and it
never stops amazing me his straightness, his almost totally naked writing.

Daniel from Chile
Comment 18 of 134, added on June 24th, 2007 at 4:04 AM.

This is beautifull poem about a beautifull moment.That is happiness.

vanja from Yugoslavia
Comment 17 of 134, added on June 12th, 2007 at 11:46 PM.

i think this was a good poem. i took a while for me to understand it but
whin i did i totally got the whole meaning of what you where talking about.

Jimisha from United States
Comment 16 of 134, added on March 8th, 2007 at 8:22 PM.

I really liked this poem. I resently had to memorize it for school. It
pretty much shows you that Happiness doesnt just come to you and that you
have to look for it.

Nicole from Canada
Comment 15 of 134, added on April 25th, 2006 at 5:32 PM.

i thought that it was an okay poem and I don't care what u say!!!!

gryeeukt from Canada

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Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: Happiness
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 19 2004

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