Heart’s Laughter


How effortless it’s to wiggle between tree line
where critter jiggles from oaks onto pines;
till somber, slate storm cloud wriggles and whines.
Wayward giggles lost among leafy vines.
Staggered squiggles of peace with worn twine;
as low-spirited heart may sorrow till morning shines.

“Even in laughter the heart may sorrow…” Proverbs 14:13  Over at dVerse it’s all about giggles.


  1. There’s something slightly daft about all those words you’ve added to rhyme with ‘giggles’: squiggles, wriggles, wiggles, jiggles. I wonder what it is?

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  2. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the sense of hope at the end that the morning is coming!

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Wayward giggles lost among leafy vines… this has such a wistfulness to it… sigh… ❤️

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  4. I love the rhyme in here and the grounding balance of sorrow that makes us count our blessings 💜


  5. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Yes, the tragic clowns–painted on smile masking a broken heart.

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  6. Sherry Marr says:

    That closing line is very apt – but thank heavens for sunrise, and renewed hope!

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  7. Nice take on the prompt.


  8. thotpurge says:

    Wayward giggles lost among leafy vines….. nicely done!

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  9. frankhubeny says:

    I liked all those “iggle” words and the rhymes on “line”.


  10. Grace says:

    This is my favorite part of your rhyming verses:

    Wayward giggles lost among leafy vines.
    Staggered squiggles of peace with worn twine;


  11. Bev says:

    Awww, so sad about the wayward giggles. Hopefully someone will catch them!

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  12. maria says:

    Love this hopeful piece. ❤ Have a blessed day~


  13. Michael says:

    Lovely response..

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  14. sarahbawden says:

    Great rhyming and loved the -iggle words throughout.

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  15. hypercryptical says:

    A certain sadness in your words, low spirits are sometimes hard to lift.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  16. love all your iggle words. They have a liveliness to them.

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  17. whimsygizmo says:

    I LOVE the verse you’ve offered, and the wonderful rhymes you’ve woven here. Perfection.


  18. Misky says:

    The world can seem cruel, moving on without noticing, when we’re filled with sorrow and loneliness. A sad state of affairs.

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  19. I think that such laughter heard with a heavy heart might make it worse.


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