Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Child's Laughter
Why here's a sudden torrent of joy
spouting from a toddler boy,
an eruption of laughter spontaneous
provoked by his cousin's zaniness!
Where in heaven's name could it come from?
It's as if this untrained burst of mirth
hath bursted from some reservoir beneath the earth
maybe from some fountain of amusement so vast
that its flood comes sloshing so fast!
There must be some great ocean of mirth
that preceded the boy's recent birth
a love from which his joy suddenly rises
like in a carnival of silly prizes.
Evidence it is, I think, of some vast wellbeing unseen,
as if it's spurting from a divine dream!
This bright shower of silly serendipity
must be a substance of the happiness we hope will be,
and now we suddenly see.
Yes! now so joyously we hear
a perfect laughter that casts out all fear.