Homemade Thanksgiving

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

Homemade Thanksgiving.

Copyright November 24, 2016 Stacie Eirich 

Author: seirich

I'm a mother, writer & dreamer living north of New Orleans, La. I love writing, music, theater, travel and my family. I've written and published four books of poetry and a children's fantasy series: The Dream Chronicles. I'm now working on a third children's novel.

10 thoughts on “Homemade Thanksgiving”

  1. This is so much closer how we celebrate Christmas in Sweden, but yes exactly like that it was including the scents… there is such warmth in a place like that.

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