Sunday, November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Homecoming

 Are you busy shopping and cooking

in preparation for your Thanksgiving feast?

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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

skillfully rolled pastry into a twelve-inch circle

adjacent to a bowl of peeled apple wedges

tossed 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 placed her best china, crystal, and silver

then set a wicker cornucopia

abounding with russet 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

carrying homemade casseroles

and bringing hugs and tales and laughter

and she would get to serve

Thanksgiving dinner


Maude Carolan Pych

Here I am with a copy of my book,

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

It's a book of poems

about the Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus,

and is a meaningful gift for Christmas.

It's available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For information, visit my website at:

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