When God Laughs
CREATED HE THEM
A NOSE FOR THE
A PIECE OF STEAK
WHEN GOD LAUGHS (with
compliments to Harry Cowell)
"The gods, the gods are stronger; time
Falls down before them, all men's knees
Bow, all men's prayers and sorrows climb
Like incense toward them; yea, for these
Are gods, Felise."
Carquinez had relaxed finally. He stole a glance at the rattling
windows, looked upward at the beamed roof, and listened for a
moment to the savage roar of the south-easter as it caught the
bungalow in its bellowing jaws. Then he held his glass between
him and the fire and laughed for joy through the golden wine.
"It is beautiful," he said. "It is sweetly sweet. It is a woman's
wine, and it was made for gray-robed saints to drink."
"We grow it on our own warm hills," I said, with pardonable