Te Deum

We present this work in honor of the 45th anniversary of the poet’s death.

Charles Reznikoff
American
1894 – 1976

 

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.

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