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All the goodness from the Earth
The night before Thanksgiving Day
We knew the task ahead
Prosperity in the food array
A clean-up that we dread
In the morning the fragrant smell
Of cinnamon in the air
Potpourri and the cooking dwell
The bounty displayed with care
All waited for the carving board
A time for thanks grew near
The sauces from our effort poured
Our company ever dear
The delight of the feast
Featured was the turkey
Carving the colors of the beast
Drinks clear and some murky
Plates filled with goodness from Earth
We could not speak nor move
Mulled cider on the hearth
We slipped into the eating groove
The turkey and the giblets
Complemented our gimlets
Potatoes, cranberries and applesauce
Awe, the pumpkin pie
And eggnog-clad glasses
A comfort in the autumn sky
And grimaces on the lasses
Then came the wood-burning fire
Faggots crackling in the hearth
Friendships we desire
Thanksgiving from the Earth.
Touching the Sky
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|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Frances Seymour
|Well done! Blessings...Frances|
|Reviewed by Regis Schilken
|Your poem reminds me of crisp autumn days of merriment and good cheer--particularly when it is 92 degrees outside here.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|A very well expressed and well descriptive piece. Thought I was sitting there at the table .....
|Reviewed by Founding Editor
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