"Laughter Came From Every Brick"
Just these two words He spoke
changed my life,
What a burden I thought I was to carry –
a crucifix, as did He.
Love once said to me, “I know a song,
would you like to hear it?”
And laughter came from every brick in the street
and from every pore
in the sky.
After a night of prayer, He
changed my life when
St. Teresa of Avila (Spain, 1515-1582)
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky