Saturday, November 17, 2007

As Thanksgiving Approaches


The following is one stanza from THE PUMPKIN, by John Whittier Greenleaf, written sometime during the mid-1800's.

Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored;
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before;
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye,
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Lovely poem. Hope you and your family enjoy the holiday!

Sara Hantz said...

I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving... you all seem to have such a fabulous time.