SMILE – a Byronic sonnet


The significance of a smile,
something to be cherished
a happy sight to relish
that communicates while
illuminating the day
for those who meet it,
return the beam to greet it
happily go on their way

cheered, their mood lifted
subconsciously aware
of the benefit gifted,
ever willing to share –
the joy of it implicit –
laughter ready there.

I don’t know how to embed a video here, but the inspiration for this poem came from a hilarious video on Sally’s FB page. It’s called Smile and pass it on.



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6 Responses to SMILE – a Byronic sonnet

  1. restlessjo says:

    I don’t care at all for rhyme or reason, Viv, but I do love a smile. 🙂 And your verse, and crossing bridges to friendship. Sorry about the rain!


  2. Ruthi says:

    Thanks for sharing a smile in verse!


  3. catterel says:

    Oh very nice – just reading that aloud made me smile!


  4. cecilia says:

    Lovely words and nothing.. nothing at all .. is as good as a real smile, even from a stranger.. I donlt understand rhyme schemes and etc but i do love rhythm and you have that!.. c


  5. colonialist says:

    Guaranteed to lift the mood, and surely not nearly pompous or gloomy enough to be Byronic?


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