Thanksgiving Day–a day steeped in tradition, handed down to us from our nation’s original immigrants in celebration of a bountiful harvest. However you spend this Thanksgiving Day…
….whether in the smallest of gestures, as exemplified simply in Mary Taitt’s (Grosse Pointe Farms, MI) 2001 haiku:
To eat stale bread and coo small thanks, pigeons gather at our elder’s feet
….manning a soup kitchen, as frankly described in Silvia de la Garza’s (Manlius NY) 2011 haiku:
black and white faces awaiting the noon-day meal and Samaritans
….spending the day outdoors, as cleverly described in Linda Liddiard’s (Moravia, NY) 2010 haiku:
Oak leaves drift softly, Men on fields in bright colors. Tight spirals land hard.
….or gathering around the dining room table with family and friends, as vividly described in Anne Mackenzie’s (Homer NY) 2014 haiku:
Kinfolk gathering Pepper specks on buttered corn Black starlings scatter
….we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!