In his poems John Masefield expresses a love of ordinary of ordinary people and all of life in its reality. He encourages us to enjoy our lives in this world, because the universe is itself an expression of the joy of God. The strong rhythm of the lines in itself suggests a joyful dance. Laughter is the best medicine. Laugh and be merry for the world is a much better place with a happy song and to live in a world that is ready to blow in the teeth of wrong; we must not only rejoice but also be active in attacking evil. Laugh and give no place to sorrow or to worries for the time is brief, a thread a length of span; about nine inches: the distance between the tip of the thump and the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully spread out, i.e. life is short and like a thread is easily lost.
Laugh sincerely and hopefully to be proud enough to belong to the old pageant of man; procession with a spectacular display in celebration of a holiday. Recall the ancient times, when God made Heaven and Earth for joy he took in a rhyme; identity in sound of some part: a word agreeing with another in terminal sound: verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines: a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence; He made them both and filled them with the strong red wine; a common symbol of joy in most poetry; of His mirth; gaiety or jollity, esp. when accompanied by laughter: amusement or laughter; because of the splendid joy of the stars and the earth, we must laugh and drink from the deep blue cup of the sky; get all the enjoyment we can by watching the sky, the birds, clouds, stars, etc., and enjoying all of life which passes under the sky. The sky is bent over us like an inverted cup and is blue in color; hence ‘blue cup’.
All are welcome to join the jubilant; showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant: the cheers of the jubilant victors; song of the great stars sweeping by. During the outpouring of the Heavenly wine we can continue to laugh, battle, work and drink for the Good-Lord shows His sign of joy on His dear green earth. Like brothers akin; of kin; related by blood (usually used predicatively): of the same family; Guesting; staying as guests; awhile in the rooms of a beautiful inn; the inn symbolizes this world. Glad till the dancing stop; be glad till you die; and the lilt; rhythmic swing or cadence: a lilting song or tune; of the music ends. Laugh till the game is played and be merry till the end.