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Edible delights.....
by Karen Palumbo
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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                 Edible delights.....

Leaves reaching up to welcome the sun,
in the early morning breeze gently waving.
Soft, supple, silky to the touch,
yet, holding on dearly as if an inner craving.

All too soon a cornucopia of color,
embellishes the landscape in orange and gold.
Seasons are changing, leaves become brittle,
floating down, kissing ground, taking hold.

Collecting in corners and under bushes,
rustling, crackling, like tiny tumbleweed.
A time for children to gather in fun,
rolling, playing as if an innate need.

Summer heat has moved to another place,
mother earth prepares for a long winter sleep.
Many furry friends are burrowed underground,
sharing stored food, making nearly a peep.

Store windows filled with pilgrims of old,
edible delights, figurines in period attire.
Something very special fills the air,
children's anticipation soon to transpire.

Subtle scent of food teasing the appetite,
is smelling good as it permeates all around.
Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cakes, and pies,
with soft music playing in surround sound.

Family and friends begin to gather,
bringing eggnog, cookies, pastries, and wine.
A day to share stories of what came before,
a meal fit for a king will surely shine.

We bow our heads remembering those moved on,
as we give thanks for this humble bounty.
Making time to give to those less fortunate,
with a special thanks to troops, God, and country.

Santa will soon be making his debut,
in a parade of floats, balloons, bands, and clowns.
Dancers, jugglers, singers, sports figures,
all to bring smiles and wipe away the frowns.


         Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
11/24/2010 © All rights reserved 




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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/12/2011
You have made me hungry!!! excellent

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/7/2011
You certainly have shared the ambiance of the holiday very effectively, Karen. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by lili dauphin 12/12/2010
Very charming and descriptive. Good job. I love it so much. I am hungry now.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/30/2010
Yummy! Several poems in one, season's delight! I too am thankful. Nicely done Karen. Patrick
Reviewed by Paul Drouillard 11/30/2010

A wonderful poem. I love it!

Reviewed by jude forese 11/30/2010
delightful and delicious poem ... mindfully edible ;)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/30/2010
You have wonderfully portrayed the season! A Joy to read.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/29/2010
If I wasn't feeling festive when I started the poem...I am now. A great rhyming poem, Karen. The imagery is sweet and cozy. Hugs,
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 11/27/2010
A bonanza of supple stanzas replete with a plethora of pleasant images makes this Thanksgiving poem an appealing read, indeed. Thanks Karen.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/26/2010
Karen, your imagery is fabulous. You collected the sights, sounds and aromas together and bound them with human emotions. I can see the falling kaleidescope of color and hear the rushing flutter of the falling leaves. Your poem a panoply of verse and rhyme to delight any reader. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 11/26/2010
Happy Thanksgiving. a very nice poem ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Michael Jones 11/26/2010
Beautiful poem and everything you said in your poem we should be thankful for! I am so thankful to have you and Robert as friends. Never loose your beautiful heart and tell the puppies hello. Peace. Michael.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 11/25/2010
The idillic life. Hope it was a super day x
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/25/2010
I enjoyed this very vivid poem very much. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen.

Reviewed by Richard King 11/25/2010
Karen, thanks for this timely piece. Nicely done and Robert takes a fine photo. Great teamwork. Dick
Reviewed by Thurman Faison 11/25/2010
Nice delights Karen. You paint such vivid pictures in your poems.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/25/2010
The perfect picture. Your descriptions make me think of a miniaturist's work. Accurate and idealized.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/25/2010
It's always easy to know Thanksgiving is upon us with the beautiful colours. Happy Thanksgiving to both you and Robert.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/25/2010
Wonderful and may you have a very Happy Thanksgiving
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/25/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/25/2010
Great write, Karen. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day my friend and God bless.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/24/2010
Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving Karen.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/24/2010
This touches all of my senses..delicious poetry..Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/24/2010
Super imagery in this warm Thanksgiving poem. Indeed you forgot the turnips and parsnips (my favorite) but the sumptuous meal sounds otherwise perfect!
Blessings to you and yours,

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