A Hundred Objects Close By

I know a cure for sadness:

Let your hands touch something that

makes your eyes smile.

I bet there are a hundred items close by

that can do that.

Look at beauty’s gift to us–

her power is so great she enlivens

the earth, the sky, our

soul.

Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

Daniel Ladinsky, Translator of The Gift

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