Gratitude Poems Start With Morning
So much to be grateful for on a Tuesday morning —
At 5am, coffee and words from Brandi Carlile;
the hope that her words will help me with mine.
At 6, thick slices of homemade bread
slathered with butter and cherry jam;
an orange’s sweet citrus and the spray
from the peel like sunbeams.
A little after 7, a walk to the bus stop
and chatter about Latin, and band,
and that the frost on the leaves looks like sugar.
Before 8, I will arrive home
and the light will shine so that inside I will know clearly
all there is
all there is
I’m not doing.
Out here on my driveway
we are the only house on the street
that hasn’t raked the leaves.
I am grateful
that I have never felt the tug
to clean up all this yellow.
Try It: Gratitude Poems
For Thanksgiving, let’s write gratitude poems. Try to write one that starts with morning.
I have been a fan of Callie Feyen’s writing for quite some time but I finished this book in almost one sitting. If you have ever been in 8th grade, fallen in love, had a best friend, or loved reading, you will love this book. As the mother of an 8th grader, my other genuine hope is that my son will one day have a teacher as gifted as Callie.
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