What Does Light Talk About

illuminated succulent

“When you recognize her beauty,
the eye applauds,
the heart stands in an ovation,

and the tongue when she is near
is on its best behavior,

it speaks more like light.

What does light talk about?
I asked a plant that once,

It said, “I am not sure,
but it makes me

–Thomas Aquinas, “Love Poems from God”, translated by Daniel Ladinsky