i thank You God for most this amazing day

This is a prayer in poetic form written by the American poet, e.e. cummings. It is set to beautiful images that reflect the various lines of the poem, and meditative choral music. The lines of the poem are superimposed on the pictures as well.

It is, in short, a praise of God and his creation. It is simple and clean. The poetic style of cummings, as you can see through his use of lower case letters instead of capital letters, and the way he arranges words in a line, brings more attention to the lines, to the words themselves. This is a poem that evokes meditation. It is to be read slowly, letting the sense of each line melt into you. It begins and ends with God. It begins with thanksgiving. At the end of the poem, you realize that you have entered prayer, and that your eyes have been opened to the truth that God is the vitality behind all that is beautiful in creation.

Let this video be the beginning of your own prayer of thanksgiving to God today. Let it be only the beginning of your prayer, for God wishes to spend time with us each and every day. Our faith is about a relationship, our relationship with God and His with us. May you rise each day with a prayer of thanksgiving on your lips, in your heart, and in your soul. Thanks be to God!

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirit of trees
and a blue true dream of sky for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

e.e. cummings

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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site blog.