Dante Sees The Whole Universe Laugh With Delight As It Glorifies God
Poem By Genova Maaa my mother
Dante, initiated into Paradise,
sees the whole universe laugh
with delight as it glorifies God.
„My spirit reel'd, so passing sweet the strain.
And what i saw was equal ecstasy:
One universal smile it seem'd of all things;
Joy past compare; gladness unutterable;
Imperishable life of peace and love;
Exhaustless riches, and unmeasured bliss"
(Paradise, Canto xxviii) . Dante again sees the awful countenance of Perfect Love adorned with smiles. (cmp. also paradise xx, x, xxiii. In all these passages we read about Dante's description of the laughing theologians dancing to heavenly music, the loving Seraphs in their ecstatic joy, the joyful exclamations of the pilgrim and the perception of love and joy as the final attributes of the Triune God.