Happiness Hides

Found poetry for April 20, 2022 National Poetry Month Poetry Challenge

“We all think we know what will make us happy: more money. A better job. Love. But psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky says happiness doesn’t necessarily work like that. This week, we explore why happiness often slips through our fingers, and how to savor — and stretch out — our joys,” is the Hidden Brain topic in “You 2.0 Where Happiness Hides.”

Here is some found poetry with poems taken from the words in this podcast.

Love, Passion and reality poetry by Kimberly Burnham, Photo by Daniel J. Schwarz on Unsplash

A Mismatch Between

Our expectations
reality love marriage
experience love

That happens passion
turn to companion love is
beautiful real

Good relationships
incredible honeymoon
best friend period

tend to last couple
overcoming hurdles get
together excite

Love and passion poetry with Kimberly Burnham , Photo by Fadi Xd on Unsplash

―Found poems / blackout poetry / erasure haikus by Kimberly Burnham from Hidden Brain podcast interview between Shankar Vedantam and Sonja Lyubomirskyhttps://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/where-happiness-hides/



Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.