Charles Reznikoff (Te Deum)

[Charles Reznikoff. Photo: Abraham Ravett]


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.

(Charles Reznikoff ( 1894-1976)

Hear Reznikoff reading this poem Рhere.  Hear other readings by Reznikoff  Рhere

Charles Reznikoff‘s birthday today. Our last year’s (2016) posting is a must-visit.

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