I offer today the first couple of lines of the poem,
An Ode to Joy: When God Laughs
When God laughs, summer breezes stir cooling the skin;
While monarch butterflies twirl displaying majestic wings;
Juniper blossoms fill the air; cicadas chatter, clap and cheer.
Chrysanthemums sway and petals fall;
Hummingbirds flutter scattering pollens’ butter;
Seeds floating in the wind, giggling at nature’s fling.
When God laughs, the Mississippi belches and riverboats lilt;
River Jordan stares as the balm in Gilead now appears.
Warblers sway and sparrows soar; bees make honey to soothe the soul.
Snow-capped mountains salute the sky, thunders clap, lightning bolts;
Torrents of rain releasing pain, washing away all grime and stain.