Poetry

Classic Gratitude Poems – Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, MORE

Gratitude Poems

Gratitude should guide our daily lives, and indeed it is at the heart of a different way of being, and as John Pattison and I have argued in SLOW CHURCH, it is at the heart of a different sort of economy.  Here are a few classic gratitude poems that express thankfulness for the abundant life of creation.
 

Why I Wake Early
Mary Oliver

 
SNIPPET:

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,

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