How to Say Thank You (poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

How to Say Thank You (poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

How to Say Thank You poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

How to Say Thank You

I want to bring to the doorstep of your heart
a giant bouquet of soft-petalled words,
a lavish bouquet of gratitudes
grown from seed in which each bloom
remembers each time
I watered it, encouraged it,
pulled the weeds from around its stem.
I want to have amended the soil
in which these appreciations grew
with the mycelium of devotion,
the dark compost of love.
It matters, the ways we say thank you.
Those two words disappear from the air
in less than a second,
so is it any wonder, when you
with your love have changed me forever,
that I want to bring you
a whole garden of gratefulnesses
no, a whole field of eternal thank yous
in which every flower is astonishingly open
and the perfume fills
every room in your heart.

by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    Thank you❤️

  2. Susan Krevitt 3 years ago

    “…a whole garden of gratefulness…”

    Yes! That’s what we all need, now…then…later…forever!

    Back to the Garden….the one we never left……

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