Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving's Coming...

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She smiled as she dusted
the framed family photographs
on the old oak credenza
sang as she swept the kitchen floor
even Lysoled the bathroom bowl
with effervescence

Humming a favorite hymn, the woman
carefully rolled pastry into a round
next to a bowl filled with peeled apple wedges
mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and cloves

Spontaneous praise proceeded from her lips
as she stuffed the twenty-pound turkey
trussed it tidily
rubbed it with butter and sage
and lifted it into the moderate oven

On the antique table linen
that had been stored away
in her mother’s cedar chest
she set her best china, crystal, and silver
Then she placed a ceramic cornucopia
abounding with colorful Indian corn
and assorted nubby gourds, right in the center

Her feet ached, but her eyes sparkled—
This was among life’s highest joys
Her children and grandchildren
would soon be at the door
with their homemade casseroles
as well as hugs and laughter
and she would get to serve
Thanksgiving dinner

Maude Carolan Pych




Tuesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
at the Totowa Public Library
537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ
in the Community Room

Light refreshments will be served
Parking in the rear of the building


I just finished reading and recommend:
Behind the Ashram Door
By Robin Barbosa

Robin is Jewish, and a member of my congregation.
In her book, she shares in depth about joining a cult
and living in an ashram for three years
while on a quest for spiritual truth
following her graduation from college.
She tells of the works, the intensity, the brainwashing
and finally, the deprogramming she endured
before coming to faith in Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah.

Published by Full Court Press, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
It's available at


Any day now...
I'll be receiving a shipment
of my memoir in poetry:

And when it arrives
I will provide ordering details
on this website.


Beginning Thanksgiving Day...

A-Poem-A-Day Until Christmas

Right here on this website

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