Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Thanksgiving



On Thanksgiving Day,
I gaze out the window,
reflect upon my blessings.

Beauty unfolds:
layers of blue ridges rolling,
ancient Appalachian Mountains.

Home of the Cherokee Indians,
feather clouds floating
through the azure skies.

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice leaves
flutter in the wind,
poplars wave their gold palms.

A wedge of geese
trumpets above corn shocks
and drives down on the pond.

Maples reflect like cinders
on the aqua waters.
White-tailed deer appear

like ghosts from the laurel thicket,
the last rose scents the cove;
I'm grateful for many blessings.
                     --Brenda Kay Ledford

I hope all my blogger friends will have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Brenda


9 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely verse. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

BVLW said...

This is a beautiful posting with the heartwarming poem and strutting turkey's.
BVLW

Henny Penny said...

You too Brenda. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Didn't realize I had missed your last three posts. The pictures are beautiful, and so are your words. I love the picture of the Goldenrod. I would love to go to the punkin chunkin. I think that's what you called it. That would be fun to watch.

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. Happy Thanksgiving

Laurel Wood said...

Such a lovely poem. I wish you many blessings this Thanksgiving.

magnoliasntea said...

Your poems are always so descriptive and lovely.
Thank you for sharing it.
Happy Thanksgiving tho you!

magnoliasntea said...

Your poems are always so descriptive and lovely.
Thank you for sharing it.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Connie said...

Lovely poem and photos! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful words and bird! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

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