The Smile of God

When I look at the stars
 I see the twinkle in God's eyes
 peering up at the mountains
I see His great might
looking into the forest
I see his outstretched hands
admiring the ocean before me
I feel His hope where I stand
observing all creation
I see God's confirmation of life
for when I view one sunflower
I capture a glimpse of His smile.

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson,


  1. This piece gave me that super-beautiful ache inside...simply wonderful...with a perfect ending! thank-you for sharing.

  2. A beautiful example of how God can be found when we look for Him.

  3. Beautiful. I haven't read this one and am now sending it to my daughter. I hope your blog is set up to be read by mobile device.

  4. this was beautiful, bringing a reminder and hope I really need right now....thank you :)

  5. Carrie, this is wonderful. Indeed, a sunflower is the smile of God, is witness to God. God IS and shows himseld through such simple things as the sunflower!

  6. Thanks for this Carrie. I can't wait to share it with my dear friend. What a beautiful poem about seeing God in everything.

  7. Carrie, this was beautiful; I love the view~ This quote is a fav of mine; you painted a wonderful

  8. And when I read your words, I capture a glimpse of His gift. Well done.

  9. Carrie,

    I can share your thoughts in this way.
    A very comforting and senstitive poem.

    Best wishes, Eileen

  10. I love the idea of a sunflower as a glimpse of God's smile! Enjoyed discovering your blog. Thank you for visiting my blog!

  11. And on my birthday too! Lovely, Carrie. I have had a bit of a dry spell. Nowdays I just wait it out until the words come home to me...

  12. This is very inspiring and meaningful...Lovely ~


Post a Comment

"Our best thoughts come from others." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Popular posts from this blog

Metaphors Have Stained Glass Windows

Simple Yet Profound