Friday, January 9, 2015


Denver at sunset, taken about five minutes from my house, by Jon Bennett, Wikimedia Commons

 A poem I found in my current re-read, ONE THOUSAND GIFTS, by Ann Voskamp. When I looked at the afternotes to find out where it was from, I thought Voskamp had originally read it in THE SABBATH by Abraham Joshua Heschel. When Tabatha read it, she said it's actually by G. K. Chesterton. I was all set to write to Ann Voskamp to tell her about her error, and then I discovered I had actually looked at the notes for Chapter Four instead of the notes for Chapter Five, so it was me who was making the error! So sorry if I misled anyone!
Here dies another day
During which I have had eyes, ears, hands
And the great world round me;
And with tomorrow begins another
Why am I allowed two?
G.K. Chesterton
Tabatha Yeatts is hosting Poetry Friday today.


Linda B said...

Well, you know I love the sky pictures, Carol, & this is beautiful, plus the poem is so interesting, almost contemplating twice blessed. Thank you!

Mary Lee said...

Gorgeous sky! Love the poem. It is so amazing that these beautiful lives keep giving us more and more.

Tara said...

The gift of another day...we are blessed to be twice blessed.

Tabatha said...

Isn't that fascinating! I have loved this poem/grace for years, but I thought it was by G.K. Chesterton (and titled "Evening"). ?? It's a beautiful thought to start a new day (or year!).

Heidi Mordhorst said...

This just might become a nightly gratitude. I love how it acknowledges the death of the day and spins the simple concreteness of "eyes, ears, hands/And the great world round me".

Thanks, Carol!

Robyn Campbell said...

What a blessed gift of another day. It's remarkable, isn't it? This poem is wonderful. The sky along with the poem match perfectly. WOW. Thank you for showing me this poem. I love G.K. Chesterton. I have a quote from him on my sidebar.

Diane Mayr said...

The gratitude and delight is obvious in this short poem. Thanks for sharing it--no matter who wrote it!

Doraine said...

Chesterton is a wonder. So full of wisdom and deep thinking.

Bridget Magee said...

Beautiful poem - beautiful photo - beautiful sentiment. Thanks for sharing, Carol! = )

GatheringBooks said...

What a gift indeed! Such grace, such beauty. Lovely photo too. :)