Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Te Deum

Charles Reznikoff (1976)

Not because of victories
I sing,
having none,
but for the common sunshine,
the breeze,
the largess of the spring.

Not for victory
but for the day's work done
as well as I was able;
not for a seat upon the dais
but at the common table.

1 comment:

dan said...

da·is (dā'ĭs, dī'-)
A raised platform, as in a lecture hall, for speakers or honored guests.