20 November 2012

Sing I Must in Thanks





Sing I Must in Thanks


As I have all I want and more, sing
I 'thanks' with full heart and strong voice
to all who fill my heart, and then, sing
again, blare voice, and join thy voice
as we share and sing, record all sound
of thanks to trumpet 'round the world, rejoice
that we share, rejoice, make joyful sound,
bare hearts as one, bare souls as we rejoice.

20 November 2012



This is posted for Open Link Monday at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads but is a form described in their previous Sunday mini-challenge. It's an eight line innovation by William Butler Yeats with specific prescriptions regarding repetition of end words and repeats of those words within lines of the poem. If you click on this link and go to "older post" you can read all about it and read some great examples.

It is also linked to dVerse Poets since this is Open Link Night hosted by the ever generous Brian Miller. Check it out and you'll meet some very talented poets.

It took me a while to finish but I hoped to have it as a poem for Thanksgiving. So here it is with my gratitude to my friends in the blogospere. Thanks for your inspiration, your conversation and for sharing your voices, yourselves with me. It's an important thing we do. My life, indeed the world, is richer for it.

26 comments:

  1. Sometimes we do forget exactly how much we have and also to give thanks for it too.
    This is a lovely reminder.

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    1. It's good to have a holiday devoted to just being thankful. Italy doesn't have the rest of the holiday traditions so I'm left with only gratitude.

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  2. Great writing and a great timely subject. This had a very hymn like quality to it that made it very ethereal as I read. Loved it.

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    1. I was surprised that it came out that way.

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  3. smiles...there is just something magic that happens when we sing together....join voices...each folding into the next...a great sharing...and perfect for thanksgiving as well...thankful for you too...smiles.

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    1. I sang in my high school choir, enjoyed singing with my friends and saw it emerge in this poem.

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  4. This is beautiful. There is so much to be thankful for. It is good sometimes to take note of all that is special in our lives.

    (On another note, I think I will use your version of "I spy" using letters rather than colors.....as my granddaughter is ready for that, and the color here now is so bleak. Thank you!)

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    1. Have fun with your granddaughter- mine is there now as well- kicked in about 5.

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  5. you know...i sang for many years in a choir and just love when so many people raise their voices and it sounds just divine...same for poetry...thanks for this and sending blessings your way

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    1. Me too, and sometimes we linked up with other choirs- great stuff. Thanks, and blessings back at you and your family.

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  6. Wonderful sentiment - easy to get lost in all the terrible stress of it. Very like a carol - so sweet. k.

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  7. I too notice the anthem-like feeling of it, Mary. I just love it! Thank you for all your comments and those I see you scattering around the internet amongst my other friends...

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    1. It's fun to see where the friends of friends take us. Happy Thanksgiving, DJan.

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  8. What a beautiful treasure of a poem ... Best wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving Day.

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    1. Thanks and the happiness of the holiday to you and your family.

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  9. This was so lovely and song like~
    Happy Thanksgiving to you n' yours :D

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    1. Glad you stopped by. They don't celebrate Thanksgiving here but it has given me more time to express gratitude to more folks. It's a great idea to base a holiday on!

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  10. Singing thanks--I love that--I love the classical feel to your piece as well---

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    1. When I'm happy, my heart sings. Thanks for calling it classical- it pleases me to think of it that way.

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  11. "We gather together..."

    Happy Thanksgiving to you across the ocean!

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    1. Thank you and to you and your family, Linda!

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    1. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving!

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  13. happy thanksgiving to you today...even in italy....smiles...thankful for you....

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    1. My Honey is in London so your sweet words made my day!

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