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The seed is in the ground.
Now may we rest in hope
While darkness does its work.
--from Wendell Berry's A Timbered Choir

In the gift of this new day,
in the gift of the present moment,
in the gift of time and eternity intertwined
let me be thankful
let me be attentive
let me be open to what has never happened before, in the gift of this new day,
in the gift of the present moment,
in the gift of time and eternity intertwined.
--from John Philip Newell's Sounds of the Eternal

Attention is love, what we must give
children, mothers, fathers, pets,
our friends, the news, the woes of others.
What we want to change we curse and then
pick up a tool. Bless whatever you can
with eyes and hands and tongue. If you
can't bless it, get ready to make it new.
--from Marge Piercy's The Art of Blessing the Day

i thank you God by e. e. cummings
Invocation, praising the day.

Let Evening Come by Jane Kenyon
Easing into evening, rest, and trust.

Welcome Morning by Anne Sexton
Joy in the morning and in the simple beauties.

A Blessing for Wedding by Jane Hirshfield
Yes, a blessing for a wedding, but also a general blessing for the day.