All Creatures Live Their Lives in Ecstasy

Music: Voluntarie.
By William Byrd. Sequenced by
John Sankey.

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All creatures live their lives in ecstasy,
Nor is one's passion less than any other's.
Gigantic redwoods tremble in their pleasure,
Each root agog in search of buried treasure,
Light their music singing through each tree,
A wound of joy from which none can recover.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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