Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving ~ Blessed We Are

Thanksgiving ~ 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
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

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


  1. lovely poem and a Happy Thanksgiving to you! a beautiful painting...a young lady at rest, but not entirely, for she is watching US intently!

  2. ROSEMARIE - so beautifully written, so true, so full of love and hope and truth, hallelujah! and a Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend
    Love Gail

  3. Theanne...Thank You and Thanksgiving with love on to you and yours.

  4. Gail, and I Thank You ... may your Thanksgiving be lovingly shared, with great bounty and Joy.