Psalm 1

I praise God for lunch with the Latin School Gang,

for the three-hour vesperal nap,

for the chanukiyah on Cambridge Common.


I praise God for tomorrow's freezing rain,

for yesterday's arctic sun,

for bone-tiredness and for belly-joy.


I praise God for friends who make my heart smile,

for poems that resound immortally,

for coffee at eight-thirty at night.


For the cold weather (I wait for it all summer!),

for sleep, interrupted by bad breathing,

for this keyboard, this kitchen light, this laptop,

I praise God.


Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-12-21 at 03:16

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Even though I'm an atheist I enjoyed this poem

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Having reread this more than a few times, because of its poignancy and beauty; I can hear Copeland’s “Fanfare For The Common Man” being played between the verses.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautifully said, Thomas.David couldn’t have written it better!
With my humble translation of a joyful hymn “lauda Deum, a quo omnia profluunt”