St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan


I.          God must love laughter

            Pitter-patter-rain laughter

            Spring-shiny-warmth laughter

            Lovers'-playful-embrace laughter

            Wherin the cosmic-laughter



II.         The moon laughs

            It knows life's dynamic secret

            Timeless mystic wisdom

            Ever waxing and waning

            Ever dying, ever reborn


III.        Come and hear

            Come and join

            The dance of creation

            The song of hope

            The laughter of Being

            The fullness of Being

            Ever becoming


IV.        To laugh

            Is to stand

            Outside oneself

            Basking momentarily

            In the Divine Hilarity


By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI

From: DANCING in the PRESENCE, published by Firebird Videos, Audios & Books