Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gratitude

Louise Glück (1975)

Do not think I am not grateful for your small
kindness to me.
I like small kindnesses.
In fact I actually prefer them to the more
substantial kindness, that is always eying you
like a large animal on a rug,
until your whole life reduces
to nothing but waking up morning after morning
cramped, and the bright sun shining on its tusks.

3 comments:

dan said...

Today's Thanksgiving so I googled gratitude and found this poem here: "Poetry on Gratitude"

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