Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Suddenly, you see the world lit differently.
~ From "The Greenhouse" by Adam Zagajewski

I give thanks today for the poets and other artists of our world. Through their eyes, we see and what we see we see differently, and so have hope, even in these most violent of times.

The video below, "Hudson River Valley Autumn", was created by Westchester, New York, photographer Tom Warren; the music is by Taylor Haywood. My thanks to OnBeing blog, which highlighted the video in a post yesterday, noting that it was inspired by a program about the late Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the members of my family and to all of my friends, throughout the United States and abroad, who enrich my life daily.


"The Greenhouse" is found in Zagajewski's collection Mysticism for Beginners, translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998). The poem is on page 11 of the book as it appears on GoogleBooks, accessible here. The book is available for purchase through resellers via Amazon.

Poems by Adam Zagajewski


Anonymous said...

such a beautiful valley.

S. Etole said...

that fills my heart with thankfulness for his gift and your sharing it with us ...

thankful for you!