Algy’s old friend needed plenty of cheering up after her stay in hospital, so when Algy got too tired to continue his Happy Loony Dance, he retreated to a rock at a safe distance from the sea and got out his little volume of poetry, to read her this Laughing Song:

          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!”

Algy thinks that lots of his friends may need some cheering up just now, so he says “Come live, and be merry”! Forget the January Blues, and join Algy in singing the sweet chorus of “Ha, ha, he!” 🙂

[Algy is reading Laughing Song by William Blake.]


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