Happy Thanks Giving!
I’ve been reading this book, Giving Thanks, POEMS, PRAYERS, AND PRAISE SONGS OF THANKSGIVING. edited and reflected by Katherine Paterson and Illustrated by Pamela Dalton. I came across it while on my weekly visit to the library. It has an eclectic mix of poems and thankful thoughts ranging from Chinese Proverbs, Islamic Prayers, Pueblo Blessings, Shaker Songs, to well known poets such as William Blake. Seemed like a perfect book to share at this time of year. So–for Poetry Friday I created a golden shovel poem from a line of William Blake’s “AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE.” Four lines from Blake’s poem are shared in GIVING THANKS.
AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE
THANKS WILLIAM BLAKE
The world began and
your words where born like a
fireball emerging from heaven.
Each new thought in
turn, a small prayer, a
thankful meditation, from great wild
wonders to a simple, abashed wall flower.
©2017 Michelle Kogan
Also included in GIVING THANKS is SIMPLE GIFTS, a Shaker song by Elder Joseph Brackettand, and here it is for you to enjoy with Aaron Copland.
Carol is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Carol’s Corner, stop by for more poetry. Thanks for hosting Carol!