Poetry

Classic Gratitude Poems – Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, MORE

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.
 

Perhaps the World Ends Here
Joy Harjo

 
SNIPPET:

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.

The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on.

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