Poetry

Five Classic 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 five classic gratitude poems that express thankfulness for the abundant life of creation.
 

Without this— there is nought
Emily Dickinson

 

*** Books by Emily Dickinson

 

Without this— there is nought—
All other Riches be
As is the Twitter of a Bird—
Heard opposite the Sea—

I could not care— to gain
A lesser than the Whole—
For did not this include themself—
As Seams— include the Ball?

I wished a way might be
My Heart to subdivide—
‘Twould magnify— the Gratitude—
And not reduce— the Gold—

 

<<<<< PREVIOUS POEM |
NEXT POEM >>>>>

 


ADVERTISEMENT:




KEEP UP WITH ALL
THE LATEST BOOK NEWS!

Enter your email below to sign up for our weekly digest & get this useful ebook for free! 
101 Transformative Books
for Churches to Read & Discuss
DOWNLOAD NOW


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*