I Am So Glad
Start seeing everything as God,
But keep it a secret.
Become like a man who is Awestruck
Listening to a Golden Nightingale
Sing in a beautiful foreign language
While God invisibly nests
Upon its tongue.
Who can you tell in this world
That when a dog runs up to you
Wagging its ecstatic tail,
You lean down and whisper in its ear,
I am so glad You are happy to see me.
I am so glad,
So very glad You have come.”
from “I Heard God Laughing. Poems of Hope and Joy.”