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


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

Daniel Ladinsky, Translator of The Gift