Thursday, April 11, 2019

ARTSPEAK: Happy! poem "So Many Suns" by Irene Latham

I'm excited to be continuing my ARTSPEAK series -- this year with poems on the theme of "Happy." Read why in my introductory post.

Poems so far:
Girl in a Yellow Dress after "A Girl in a Yellow Dress, 1917" by Amedeo Modigliani
When the Stars Come to Town after "Cafe Terrace at Night" by Vincent van Gogh
On a Golden Day in May after "Checkered House" by Grandma Moses
Beach Time after "Children Playing on the Beach" by Mary Cassatt
The Weight of Happiness after "Flower Seller" by Diego Rivera
By the Sea "Coastal Scene with Gulls" by Maud Lewis
Sister Song after an untitled piece by Henry Darger
Two Cows after "2 Cows" by Maud Lewis
Girl in Hat after "Girl in Hat" by Norman Lewis
Backstage after "Dancers in Green and Yellow" by Edgar Degas. 

Today's piece is after Kohbar of Mithila.

So Many Suns
-after Kohbar of Mithila

So many suns -
more than enough
for everyone!
And fishes
and birds
and an elephant too.
A turtle,
a butterfly –
all for you
           and you
                 and you!
So many suns
we hold in our hearts –
Let those suns go.

- Irene Latham

Be sure to visit Dani at Doing the Work that Matters for the latest in our Progressive Poem!


  1. Connecting with the Progressive Poem today, Irene! Lovely!

  2. Pure joy! Loving all your art choices. Your poems are cheering me up every day. Thank you. :)

  3. Jack and I are sitting at the table and he's playing with the sand tray. It was fun to see his eyes light up as you mentioned so many animals, all for him! Now to share those suns with our world.

  4. Oh, and just when I needed a sun. Thank YOU!

  5. So many suns! Love this happy poem.

  6. Reading your poem made me so happy, but listening to you read it made my heart sing!

  7. I'm loving your happy poems. I needed the sun today!


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