Emma Berman


Ivy O. Eastwick
Thank You
   for all my hands can hold— 
       apples red,
           and melons gold,
               yellow corn
                   both ripe and sweet,
                      peas and beans 
                          so good to eat!

Thank You
   for all my eyes can see— 
       lovely sunlight,
           field and tree,
              white cloud-boats
                  in sea-deep sky,
                      soaring bird
                          and butterfly.

Thank You
   for all my ears can hear— 
       birds' song echoing
           far and near,
              songs of little
                  stream, big sea,
                      cricket, bullfrog,
                          duck and bee!