by W. S. Merwin
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
smiling by the windows looking out
in our directions
This is today’s offering from the Poem-a-Day feature of the American Academy of Poets.
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Some days, the poem makes me shrug.
Some days, it changes my whole day
That’s the point
Wishing you many reasons to give thanks.