Today I am happy to share with you a poem written in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. It was written during a Thanksgiving past, when I was celebrating with my parents & friends in my childhood home.
May it warm your heart and fill your senses! I wish you, your families and friends a wonderful holiday. I’m thankful to still be writing, pursuing my passion — with the love of family and friends surrounding me.
Sweet scents of cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg
dance within this home of my childhood,
Pumpkins adorn the windows, glimpsing at
fallen leaves of orange & red hues nearby.
I am greeted with hugs & smiles,
given a place at the table and asked to
make a blessing.
Candles flicker atop the delicate cloth
covering the cherry wood,
I am impatient to taste
the scrumptious treats beside me –
candied yams, corn casserole,
soft butter-rolls, roasted turkey with dressing.
I open the prayer book, reciting the blessing
that begins our traditions.
An array of delicious confections –
apple, pumpkin, cranberry pies
and vanilla ice cream
march in precision to form a line
behind this feast.
My belly over-full, body tired and mind content,
I relax by the fire sipping hot chocolate & eggnog,
resting peacefully within the warmth of this
Copyright November 24, 2016 Stacie Eirich