The Case Against Happiness

The Case Against Happiness

by Jean-Paul Pecqueur

ISBN: 9781882295593

Publisher Alice James Books

Published in Literature & Fiction/Poetry

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Sample Chapter

“Enthusiasms are to Researches as Day is to the Sublime”

because they impose upon the desertscape
an anti-honorific qua transitory hue

because the stars are filled with entertainment news

because throughout the news the people flow

past the garden and alarm factories

past the sparrows and Sibeliuses
the motorcycles knife-fighting in the yard

past the tree cosseted with mockingbird charms

because the tree in question is the tree of life

because the tree in question has grown out its hair
the scent of orange blossom is everywhere

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