Happy Thanksgiving

MEEThinks   November 26, 2015   3 Comments on Happy Thanksgiving

 

I’M SO GLAD MY FRIEND ANN SENT THIS POEM TO ME.  ENJOY!!

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WE PLOW THE FIELDS

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We plow the fields, and scatter
The good seed on the land,

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But it is fed and watered
By God’s almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter

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The warmth to swell the grain,

The breezes and the sunshine,

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And soft, refreshing rain.

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He only is the Master
Of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower,

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He lights the evening star;
The winds and waves obey him,

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By him the birds are fed;
Much more to us, his children,
He gives our daily bread.

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We thank thee, then, O Father,
For all things bright and good,

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The seed-time and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food.

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Accept the gifts we offer
For all thy love imparts,

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And, what thou most desirest,
Our humble, thankful hearts.

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–Matthias Claudius (1740-1815)
translated by Jane M. Campbell

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HERE’S THE WHOLE POEM, WITHOUT “INTERRUPTION”

WE PLOW THE FIELDS 

We plow the fields, and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God’s almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine,
And soft, refreshing rain.

He only is the Master
Of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower,
He lights the evening star;
The winds and waves obey him,
By him the birds are fed;
Much more to us, his children,
He gives our daily bread.

We thank thee, then, O Father,
For all things bright and good,
The seed-time and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food.
Accept the gifts we offer
For all thy love imparts,
And, what thou most desirest,
Our humble, thankful hearts.

–Matthias Claudius (1740-1815)
translated by Jane M. Campbell

3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Janet Kerr

    Oh Dear MEE, (that always makes me chuckle)
    THANKS for sharing that beautiful poem and all the great pictures.
    Happy THANKSgiving!

    Reply

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