Poems About Joy

Be encouraged by these poems about joy to share and give joy and happiness to others by being kind, by listening, by helping others. Joy sometimes comes to us as a result of us giving. It is a feeling of success and happiness. It is an attitude of cheerfulness and contentment. Share these poems with others to bring a smile and a positive thought to their day!

As you will see by the joy quotes, joy can be experienced by taking delight in the little things!


Spread The Joy

Poet: Julie Hebert, 2015

I wished upon a star tonight,
The one above my tree.
It brought me so much joy you see,
It brought it all to me.

So much joy flows through my veins,
It's almost spilling out.
It's time to share this joy with others,
This I have no doubt.

If joy is given out to me,
Through a wishing star.
It must be meant for more than me,
Can't be bottled in a jar.

Share it wide and share it tall,
Let everyone feel it.
Let's spread it like a wildfire,
Bringing life and love with it.


poems about joy


Laughing Song
Poet: William Blake

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy.
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit.
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;

When the meadows laugh with lively green.
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene;
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing "Ha ha he!"

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of "Ha ha he!"


encouraging joy poems


The Crucible of Life
Poet: Edgar A Guest

Sunshine and shadow, blue sky and gray,
Laughter and tears as we tread on our way;
Hearts that are heavy, then hearts that are light,
Eyes that are misty and eyes that are bright;
Losses and gains in the heat of the strife,
Each in proportion to round out his life.

Into the crucible, stirred by the years,
Go all our hopes and misgivings and fears;
Glad days and sad days, our pleasures and pains,
Worries and comforts, our losses and gains.
Out of the crucible shall there not come
Joy undefiled when we pour off the scum?

Out of the sadness and anguish and woe,
Out of the travail and burdens we know,
Out of the shadow that darkens the way,
Out of the failure that tries us to-day,
Have you a doubt that contentment will come
When you've purified life and discarded the scum?

Tinctured with sorrow and flavored with sighs,
Moistened with tears that have flowed from your eyes;
Perfumed with sweetness of loves that have died,
Leavened with failures, with grief sanctified,
Sacred and sweet is the joy that must come
From the furnace of life when you've poured off the scum.


Joy Quotes

joy quotes


Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

Jean Paul F. Richter
Positive Poems



For the joy of enjoying and the fullness of living
Are found in the heart that is filled with thanks-giving.

Helen Steiner Rice, A Thankful Heart
Thanksgiving Poems



Such, such were the joys
When we all - girls and boys -
In our youth-time were seen
On the echoing green.

William Blake, The Shepherd
Children Quotes



We cannot look for joys as we do a lost article of clothing. We make our own happiness. We define it for ourselves and experience it in our unique way.

Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D., Loving Each Other
Happiness Quotes



You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the heart of one who receives.

St. Seraphim of Sarov
Kindness Quotes



Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Nhat Hanh
Smile Quotes



I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.

Lawana Blackwell
Quotes To Live By



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