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Misbah has always wanted to pursue writing as a career. She loves to do poetry in her free time.

Happiness Is a Choice

Poetry is what comes directly from the heart. A poet, I believe, is the luckiest person on earth who can tell his thoughts through his wonderful rhymes. A collection of three poems is based on nature, love, and silence. How nature brings liveliness to us? How it helps us grow? No matter how tough life we are living. We still have to breathe, we still sleep, we wake up and the chirping birds always welcome the new day and give us the courage to live it up with our best.

Nature, finally, is a place of rest, of meditation; by stopping there, one forgets the company, the worries of the worldly life. It is, moreover, consistent with the romantic spirit that one confides more easily in a lake than in a friend, in flesh and blood.

I have realized that I have developed the ability to pay attention to many details: a ray of sunshine that warms my face in the morning through the window. The song of the robin trying to compete with the noise of the engines, etc...

All these fleeting and innocuous moments now feed my days. The good news? You too can consciously provoke these moments! And I am pretty sure some of you can do it much better than me. The search for happiness is a fundamental notion of human thought and the common quest of the whole of Humanity.

Each action that we do, from morning to evening, no matter how small, is thus conscious (and above all unconsciously) turned towards a universal need, namely the sensation of pleasure. But think about it for a few minutes: how many people actually make the choice of happiness?

Because yes, at the risk of shocking, happiness is a conscious and decided choice and not a kind of lottery reserved for a certain elite. Taking the time to dwell on small things and extract happiness from them is an exercise that requires some mental gymnastics, but trust me, it is worth it.

Happiness Is a Choice

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

— Khalil Gibran

The flowers and the bee

Asks the bee, which goes from flower to flower
Collect the nectar in the hollow of the corolla,
Turn it into honey to give us back the word,
When the voice becomes hoarse and relieves our pain.

Ask her about her bewitching art,
She, who on her frail voluntary wings,
Glue, the pollen, and during her flight,
adorn, the countryside of a thousand colors,

Embalming them with so many subtle fragrances.
Tell him to reveal to you the strange fragrance
To brush against the buds of the seasons

In a quivering and ephemeral hymen
Whose seed is so quickly disseminated,
Source of life, beauty to unreason.

The rhythm of the seasons

When dawn sets its first light
On my half-closed shutters, shivering with dew,
Still sleepy when I open my window,
Your shadow will slide in a pale softness,

From a black and white film where this image waves
To the rhythm of the seasons. Shades of gray,
The happiness of the past, the anguish of today.
But the morning rises, a blue sky without make-up

Chirping birds, the fresh air from the woods.
Tomorrow I will pick a bunch of asphodels,
In the scent of moss, to the song of turtledoves,
Then I will weave my thoughts from the past.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

Temples of silence

The weak rays of the sun
Play with the stained-glass windows
Pass through the rosettes
To finally enter
the nave, which stretches

The languid mornings
Of these temples of silence
Attract the faithful
To a thousand confessions
Their novels on
their backs And their softened sorrows

I go home, then I go out
I see the light well
Faith and prayers
But I can't see myself

Opposite a bookseller has just opened
I go back without hesitation
Looks for novelties
Their sumptuous gardens
To straddle the words
Wide eyes
Shivers beneath the skin

The paths page by page
Take me on a journey
Until the end of the night
Seeking lost time
Of the four seasons

We don't do the quest
Without fear, we leaf through it
Passing from blood red
To the black of destinies
And often we harvest
The eternal pardons
Parallel lines

The bookstore, the Universe
And on its shelves, the books: the lights.
The temple of silence.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

@Brenda: Thanks a lot. I am glad to know you liked them all.

Much appreciated

Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

@Moondot: Thanks a lot for your kind prayers. May Allah bless you and your family always, Amen. Much Gratitude, dear sister

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

@Chitra Di: Thanks a lot for your kind words— much appreciated.

I too like to spend time in nature. It’s revitalizing, energizing, good for the soul, mind and body in every way! . So wonderful

Much Gratitude Di

May God Bless you, Amen

Peace and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

@Devika: thanks a lot for the appreciation. With no doubts appreciating nature help us to be happy. Much appreciated

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

@ Lora: I appreciate your kindness. Yes to be happy or not is our own choice. I am glad to know you liked the poems— much Gratitude

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

Thanks a lot for for the appreciation, Mary— much appreciated

Wishing you a wonderful weekend

Blessings and Peace

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 17, 2021:

Wonderful poems misbah!

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on April 17, 2021:

Get well soon. May Allh keep you healthy and happy.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 17, 2021:

Sorry everyone. I am late in responding to everyone here, I am having High fever and am fasting too. For this I apologise. I will be responding soon

Blessings and Peace to all

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 17, 2021:

Beautifully expressed poems. I liked all of them.

Nature inspires us in so many ways indeed. I like to spend sometime amidst Nature, everyday. It’s therapeutic to me.

Thank you for sharing another wonderful piece of writing.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 17, 2021:

Misbah Beautiful poems and so meaningful too. Happiness comes from within and that is what gives us our great personalities.

Lora Hollings on April 17, 2021:

Lovely poems, Misbah. I really enjoyed them! You are so right when you say happiness is a state of mind. It really is and it does require us to look around us and appreciate the wonders all around us. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 16, 2021:

Misbah, these poems are beautiful. Yes, Nature has so much to share with us. I look forward to being in the midst of birds, trees and water as cottage season has arrived for us.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your beautiful words,Chrish. Much appreciated-- Gratitude

Much Love!! May God Bless You Always Dear Sister, Amen!!

Peace!!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 16, 2021:

Indeed my beautiful sister, our happiness is our personal responsibility. Your poems painted the universe in its finest beauty wonderful my dear wonderful!!! Hugs and kisses ....

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

Please feel free to comment

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

@Nithya: Thanks a lot for your kindness. Yes, nature surely is the source of love and life--- I am glad you liked it---Much Gratitude

Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

@Amara: Thanks Amara. I am happy to know you enjoyed it. Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family dear sister. May Allah Bless you, Ameen!!

Peace and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

@Pamela: Thanks a lot for your kind words. I am so glad you liked it. Yes, to be happy or not is our own choice, and nature helps to bring happiness to our life

Highly Appreciated --- Much Gratitude

Blessings and Love

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 15, 2021:

Beautifully expressed, lovely poems. Nature expresses love in many forms of its creations. It is the source of life and love.

Amara from Pakistan on April 15, 2021:

All the poems are beautifully written Misbah, dear sis..

I enjoyed all of them.. Very nice..

Happy Ramadan.. blessings and peace upon you..

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 15, 2021:

I love and appreciate nature as well, so I really enjoyed your poetry. I think happiness is a choice and appreciating nature can increase your happiness. Thank you for a lovely contribution to all the beautiful poetry on Hubpages, Misbah.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

Thanks for sharing your experience with me, my dear brother, Manatita.. I enjoyed reading it. Nature helps a lot and it's helping me. Like you said intoxicated Bliss. Very true sometimes the fragrance of nature makes me feel lost. I feel the Happiness from inside.

Much appreciated---Gratitude

Take care and God Bless you always. Ameen!!

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind response, Peggy. I am glad to know you liked it. Yes, I feel like nature speaks to us, it gives joy.-- Much Gratitude

Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on April 15, 2021:

Mr. Bill, I can't express in words how much you honoured me, Sir.

I am lucky to have you as my friend.

You are a blessing to me--- Much Gratitude

God Bless You Always

Peace!!!

manatita44 from london on April 15, 2021:

Yes, a beautiful piece! On one of our trips to Bali, Guru ji said that nature was so beautiful, that it would help us to meditate. if you are a lover of nature and perhaps even if you're not, she still helps you.

I went to a place called Poon Hill about 4,000 metres plus up Anapurna in Nepal. It was so heavenly! At nearly five or so in the morning, I was in a state of intoxicated Bliss. Excellent prose and poetry!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2021:

You so beautifully paint pictures with your words. I was captivated with the beauty and nuances of nature, the seasons, and the world around us, inside and out.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 15, 2021:

I love your ability to see the fine nuances of nature around you. I love the happiness you exude in your words. I love your poetry, which makes me smile.

And I am grateful for your friendship.

Blessings always

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