Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blessed We Are

Blessed we are
For the passion and allurement of love
For the delicate innocence of each new born
For the wonder of each child’s way
For the meaning we live this day

Blessed we are
For the understanding we seek
For the compassion we feel
For each sunrise we behold
For each story told

Blessed we are
For the striving and the path
For the strength to meet opposition
For the knowing within the Word
For the listening beyond all heard

Blessed we are
For the bounty

For the harvest we gather
For the restful reflection
For nature's perfection.

Blessed we are
For the tender touch that comforts
For the embrace that secures
For the determination to be
This moment blessed and free.

A Most Happy Thanksgiving to All

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Rest at Harvest, Oil on canvas, 1865, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1825-1905.

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  1. Blessed are we to receive such a beautiful poem from you Rose Marie. Thank you. (Love that painting.)

  2. ..and to you RoseMarie - "Happy Thanksgiving"....this poem is exquisite!

    Love Gail

  3. Beautiful, and appropriate for Thanksgiving.

  4. we are so blessed..and thanks for the eloquent reminder...i hope you have an amazing thanksgiving!

  5. A beautiful poem expressing thanks for all that we are blesed with. So eloqently expressed.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Dearest Bonnie, Gail, Rosaria, Brian, Anne,

    It is a thanks giving that we each share in many special ways. Thoughts, words, visions, artistry, perspectives, experiences, love and care, are put to print, sent over cyberspace and there we are in the embrace of another, in another space of time. We thank one another and offer responses. We are validated, appreciated and valued for who we are and what we choose to bring to one another. And so my blog friends you are each in Thanksgiving Celebration, your shared abundance honored with joy.