Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

A Time for Laughter & Sharing of Pleasures

Kahlil Gibran’s “Friendship” makes for a great Thanksgiving poem.

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Thanksgiving in the Age of Trump

Thanksgiving this year may encounter the strains of the recent election. For a depiction of how bad it can get, check out the Christmas dinner scene in “Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man.” It will show you what to avoid.

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We Come to Pay Our Thanks to Thee

A Paul Laurence Dunbar poem giving thanks on this holiday devoted to gratitude.

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America’s Obsession with Pie

Hilaire Belloc’s hilarious complaint about the world’s eating tastes would not treat Thanksgiving well.

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When Father Carves the Turkey

Carving the Thanksgiving fowl can be an adventure.

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All Which We Behold Is Full of Blessings

Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” provides us with passage that functions as a Thanksgiving poem.

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The Most Delicious Feast Ever Served

For a description of a luscious Thanksgiving feast, turn to the luncheon that Eve prepares for Archangel Raphael in Book V of “Paradise Lost.”

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Expressing Gratitude for Nature’s Feast

  Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday because it involves holding a feast in the face of on-coming winter.  I read this as a sign that we believe the harvest bounty can carry us through the hard times. To accentuate the symbolism, I like my Thanksgivings to be cold and even a bit wet. Sir Gawain […]

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