Join the poets in celebrating the harvest, the food, the pumpkins, the family, and, of course, the almighty turkey!
One of the best moments on Thanksgiving Day, after the perfectly cooked turkey has been fetched from the oven and the Thanksgiving table setting has been arranged and your crazy Uncle Gary has told his hundredth story, is finally sitting down at the dinner table with the whole family. Many families have a tradition of going around and sharing something they are thankful for. When it comes around to your turn this year, why not share a Thanksgiving poem or one of the many thanksgiving or gratitude quotes out there? You could even get the whole family involved and have everyone pick their favorite poem and have a Thanksgiving poetry reading—after the meal, of course. We wouldn't want the food getting cold! When everyone sits down with their favorite slice of Thanksgiving pie or dessert, your poetry reading will include poems from some of the greats in history, from all walks of life and backgrounds. Some were inspired by the changing season, the harvest, and their faith. And others were just inspired by the star of the show, Mr. Turkey. However you make your Thanksgiving Day more creative, take some time to make spaces for gratitude and connection with family and friends around the table.