Charles Reznikoff


Te Deum - Poem by Charles Reznikoff

Not because of victories
I sing,
having none,
but for the common sunshine,
the breeze,
the largess of the spring.

Not for victory
but for the day's work done
as well as I was able;
not for a seat upon the dais
but at the common table.

Topic(s) of this poem: house


Comments about Te Deum by Charles Reznikoff

  • Jozef Neumann (4/14/2016 12:27:00 AM)


    I love this poem. Every single word. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (1/2/2016 3:42:00 PM)


    We would live a rich life if we were counting each day spent among God's creation as a beautiful victory and if we were thankful for all our blessings of hearth and home. Simply written, which gives it its elegance. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/2/2016 12:40:00 PM)


    Não é para vitória
    mas para o trabalho do dia feito
    assim como eu era capaz;
    não por um assento em cima do estrado
    mas na mesa comum.

    I love the last verse:
    Not for victory
    but for the day's work done
    as well as I was able;
    not for a seat upon the dais
    but at the common table.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/2/2016 10:30:00 AM)


    'Te Deum laudamus' - 'Thee, O God, we praise'

    for the ordinary life of ordinary people.. as we are..
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/2/2016 10:28:00 AM)


    Not because of victories
    I sing,
    having none,
    but for the common sunshine,
    the breeze,
    the largess of the spring

    - I Italian:

    Non Canto
    per vittorie
    che non mai conseguito,
    ma per la semplice luce del sole,
    per il vento,
    per la generosità della primavera.
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/18/2015 8:48:00 AM)


    nice petition, supplication, Hymn thank you i liked it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015



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