Jingle’s Poetry Rally–Thanksgiving


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Thanksgiving

Sharp winter chill
(not autumn)
morning.

Brilliant sun,
cloudless sky,
frost,
crisp grass.

Warm air
escaping lungs
like body-cloud.

Toasty thoughts
comforting,
challenging.

Counting blessings,
assuaging guilt:
so many
alone,
hope-bereft.

Soul-steam
circling hot coffee cup,
fogs inside.

God-light,
intense fall color:
cinnabar,
bronze
beckons
dance with me,
with life–
insists
come,
play,
celebrate gifts.

Spirit calls:
enjoy,
give back.

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53 thoughts on “Jingle’s Poetry Rally–Thanksgiving

  1. […] Jingle’s Poetry Rally–Thanksgiving November 2010 52 comments and 9 Likes on WordPress.com 3 […]

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  2. River says:

    Very vivid. Sparked hunger for family and food. I loved the line Soul-steam. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. hoiden says:

    i can breathe in the different smells…wonderfully portrayed

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  4. Purvi says:

    Lovely poem, lovelier dedication! I love poems on seasons and realtions! its both! :))

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  5. heartspell says:

    Love the last 3 lines…nicely written.

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  6. Seasweetie says:

    My favorite lines:

    God-light,
    intense fall color:
    cinnabar,
    bronze
    beckons
    dance with me,

    Your poem is a reminder of beauty and abundance. Glad to have found you through Poetry Rally.

    http://seasweetie.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/bonus-poem-for-this-week/

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  7. I really liked this – feel grateful after reading! very nice.

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  8. thanx to you too for such a wonderful poem!

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  9. siubhan says:

    like a lot of your hyphenations here; they make for some wonderful images: “soul-steam”; “god-light”… nice.

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  10. pamela says:

    I love Thanksgiving and you have described it so well.
    Pamela

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  11. belladonna23 says:

    this is the perfect definition of the meaning of real thanksgiving…thanks for posting โค

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  12. PinkLady says:

    this is a refreshing and perky piece… you made me smile, victoria. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Swept Away

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  13. alakaline says:

    Your poem really spreads the warmth of thanksgiving!

    cheerz,

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  14. haisley says:

    Like the way you choose your word…..keep it up blog friend

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  15. Shawn Bird says:

    Cinnabar. I have never heard it referenced in a colour observation ever, but it is so great!

    Thanks for popping by to visit my Rally entry at
    http://shawnbird.com/2010/11/19/snow-haiku/ I appreciate you stopping in!

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  16. A much deserved Thanksgiving to Ji. Very crisp poem. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for dropping by my blog.
    Happy Rally.

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  17. Lisa says:

    I truly enjoyed this, lovely flow, really captures Thanksgiving.

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  18. deadpoet88 says:

    Beautiful words! You really bring out well the feelings one has during Thanksgiving. Love the imagery!

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  19. Ina says:

    Thanks for giving that thanksgiving poem ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. This is Thanksgiving. Hooray! Well done…

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  21. Jessicas Japes says:

    You’ve created a lovely image here of the celebrations, as well as pointing out how lonely it can be for some. Well done!

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  22. ljm (Amias) says:

    A nice thanksgiving celebration piece …

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  23. Amity says:

    Like wanting to be part of that happy celebration Victoria…:-) Very nice poem on Thanksgiving this it! Loved it!

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  24. LeiffyV says:

    I like this, makes me think, makes me want to manifest! Thanks for sharing and getting me to think a little wiser about my ways!

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  25. mairmusic says:

    a lovely ode to our national day– nicely written!

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  26. A heartfelt poem, with a good flow of words. It left me feeling good! Lovely!

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  27. Glory says:

    I LOVE THIS!! So inspirational and beautiful.

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  28. pollutedpoet says:

    Made me feel like having turkey.

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  29. Chris G. says:

    Now there’s a lovely little Thanksgiving poem. Good images, a homey feeling – smart description with an easy flow. Nice one for the Rally!

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  30. yngvild says:

    thanks for a great poem,
    very cheerful and fast flowing.

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  31. danroberson says:

    Thankful of the seasons, the colors, and the bountiful year. Nice crisp images. A time of contrasts and beautifully written.

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  32. Enjoyed the flow of images as being a microcosm of the ‘thanksgiving’ experience (minus the family arguments and spilt drinks of course…lol) The tone and meter of the poem added to the imagery made for an excellent entry for this weeks rally. Thanks for posting,

    crb.

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  33. hedgewitch says:

    Nice imagery cascading down the page, good use of contrasts and description. Enjoyed it.

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  34. ladynimue says:

    I love the scene you paint ๐Ÿ™‚ warm and comforting even in thoughts !!

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  35. Heart says:

    Yes, definitely give back.. Smart, moral of the story ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  36. Olivia says:

    Happy Thanks Giving to you too.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice one keeping the fest in mind.. Love xxx

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  37. Scent of my heart says:

    Words lovely enough and beyond to celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Thankgivings is wonderful and so is your poem!=D

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  39. This is a feast for my eyes. I loved it.

    Happy Rally

    Precious Gift

    –Someone is Special–

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  40. revbillcook says:

    Nice celebration of the season. Thank you. – bill

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  41. lynnaima says:

    I like the flow, real cool! Happy Rally!

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  42. Lovely imagery–a feast of words. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. hope hayduk says:

    great poem for thanksgiving
    love how you began with thanks and finished the day of with the thought of giving. Perfect
    thank you

    and thanks for visiting and comment

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  44. A.B. Thomas says:

    The vivid description of the season was utterly fantastic – makes me glad that we Canadians have ours a month or so ahead of you! The message is so divinely worded as well.

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  45. ScottlB says:

    Very nice poem, what is Thanksgiving without the winter chill and hot coffee or chocolate good company and a wonderful poems such as yours.
    http://words4afriend.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/shake-it-loose-let-it-fall/

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  46. Nevermoraven says:

    Great Thanksgiving poem, I like the stanza about the coffee cup.
    Thanks for the comment,
    Nev

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  47. Jingle says:

    wow,
    a feast of words full of gratitude,
    lovely entry.
    Thanks for the participation.

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  48. […] poem celebrates the up-coming holiday of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Blessings to all. Victoria https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/jingles-poetry-rally-thanksgiving/ […]

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