Interesting lines of poetry from Jane Hirshfield. The poem was published in January 2014’s “Poetry” — Reminds me of Guru Arjan’s Bhinni Rainariye, where sparkling stars are a symbol of optimism and of saints, who are optimistic. They are called happy, alive, awake, and lovers. Very similar words are used in Jane’s poem:
The happy see only happiness,
the living see only life,
the young see only the young,
as lovers believe
they wake always beside one also in love.