Sonnet For Joy


The whole earth is mighty beautiful:

Joy is the soaring eagles!

Or on your porch, the beagle!

The whole earth is very wonderful:

It sings in praise of the Spirit,

The Great Spirit answers!

The closer you get near it,

Remember those Indian dancers!

The raptures of the sacred peaks,

Great oceans to anoint our souls,

The harmony of ever-winding creeks...

Life Force from Pole to Pole!

These lasting answers come to all who seek

How else, but to be whole!



- Michael Warren Eliseuson