I’m thankful for the slanting rays of sun,
for moonbeam silver in the mountain tarn.
I’m thankful for the mostly silent guns,
that people eat and have sufficient grain,
that many rivers still are clean enough
to water thirsty fields and feed the fish.
I’m thankful that I can get rid of stuff
and that I still can share my dinner dish.
I’m thankful for the earth I walk upon
and for the singing sound of sea at night;
but most of all I’m thankful for the dawn
when we meet again — oh sweet delight
cause every day I spend with you I bless
you are my love – your breath a sweet caress.
Today it’s Thanksgiving for our friends in the US. Brian is hosting MTB at dVerse and want us to write poems of thankfulness.. He will include a few tips like lists. I have chosen to embed mine in a sonnet. I will be at a poetry festival when the bar opens and will get around to comment later.
November 26, 2014