Last Songs from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey


 

A THANKSGIVING


 

I THANK thee, Earth, for water good,
The sea’s great bath of buoyant green
Or the cold mountain torrent’s flood,
That I may keep this body clean.

I thank thee more for goodly wine,

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That wise as Omar I may be,
Or Horace when he went to dine
With Lydia or with Lalage.