To Thank You Is a Gift One Gives Oneself

Music: In Nomine.
By Richard Allwood. Sequenced by David Cooke.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Subscribe to get a poem sent to you each day by email

Follow Us

Hear me read the poem:
As a .wav file
As an MP3 file

Alpha List



About This

Poems for

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

To thank you is a gift one gives oneself,
Having felt the fullness of one's being.
As you might--or not--be listening,
None knows more than his own gratitude.
Knowledge is beside the point, the gulf
So wide between us there's no hope of seeing.
Gifts require givers, so one sings
In thanks that in oneself some grace might move.
Vast quantities of thanks lie on the shelf
In wait for some fresh faith that might be freeing.
Nor ought one wait for one's own Angelus bell,
Giving one an object for one's love.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the day]
[site policy] [about me] [links]