Thursday, November 24, 2011

Just As

 on my way to Seoul Tower atop Namsan Mountain, Seoul, Korea

Just as
the leaves
sway and dance
to the tune of the wind
and say, "thank you wind,"

Just as
the dark night 
gets illumined
by the fullness of the moon
and says, "thank you moon,"

Just as
the roots of the rainforest
quench its thirst
from the refreshing waters
of the soil
and say, "thank you water and soil,"

Just as
the butterfly
feasts on the honeyed nectar
of the evening primrose
and says, "thank you evening primrose,"

Just as
the baby
feeds on the milk
from her mother's breast
and coos, "thank you Mom,'"

for a beautiful morning,
                                                                 for my husband,
                                                                  for my children,
                                                                   for the trip to Korea, 
                                                                    for good health,
                                                                     for sickness,
                                                                      for friendships,
                                                                       for financial blessings,
                                                                        for failures,
                                                                         for answered prayers,
                                                                          for community,
                                                                           for the gift of life,
                                                                            for Your presence in my life
                                                                             and in every person I meet,
                                                                               my heart says,
                "Thank You Very Much, My Lord and My God."

posted for:  The Gooseberry Garden [linkPoetry Picnic Week 14: What I'm Thankful for in My Life
I also posted it for Poets United Poetry Pantry.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! God bless us all!!!


  1. This is beautiful Jean... So now I know where you've been... And thank you for you are back my friend...


  2. love this,

    your words sway and speak like sunshine,

    you rock.

  3. Hello.
    Lovely expressions.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Mine's here:
    Beautiful Woman Of My Heart

    I'm also having a party at my blog to celebrate all my literary friendships. You're welcome to attend here...

  4. Beautifully framed, nice poem :)

  5. a very smooth ride you gave your readers in this poem. the words just flowed so nicely. beautiful.

  6. Hello again.
    Just stopping by to thank you for visiting & following my blog. I always try to return the kindness & have become your newest follower to. If you're on FB, friend me too. I hope you'll come visit me often!
    Thanks again.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

  7. Very much meaningful and beautiful lines on this Thanksgiving eve ! Happy Thanksgiving !


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