Thanksgiving, a Day Late–dVerse MTB


Thank You for Those Little Things
An Acrostic List Poem

Image: Acrylic on Canvas by Victoria C. Slotto 2009

Image: Acrylic on Canvas by
Victoria C. Slotto
2009

Giving Thanks

Green grass, each blade dormant now, sending roots below;
Icy patterns on the panes, nature’s graceful art;
Virgin snow upon the plains, blanketing our world;
Indigo—God’s nighttime sky, sheltering our sleep;
Nesting birds and buzzing bees, harbingers of spring;
Goodness in an aging heart, gently touched with grace.

Turkey, gravy, yummy food, shared with those we love;
Hedgehogs, chipmunks, furry things, living by the river;
Avian beauties in our yard, feeding on the seeds;
Nasty winds and pounding rain, steaming tea or coffee;
Kites and bubbles, children’s toys, keeping youth alive
Silent moments, solitude. Blessing so abound.

I’m especially grateful for you, all my blogging poet friends at dVerse, who have enriched my life these past years, with the gift of poetry and of yourselves.

I’m linking this to dVerse Meeting the Bar, where Brian is hosting a Thanksgiving post. I’m happy to see him back in the pub, and happy to be back myself, after a quite hectic few months and some very sketchy poetry.

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20 thoughts on “Thanksgiving, a Day Late–dVerse MTB

  1. yelena says:

    this breathes with such warmth and calming light…beautifully woven, Victoria.

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  2. humbird says:

    Ah, Victoria, I adore your art and poem, feeling of tranquility…glad you’re back x

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  3. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    A wonderful list, and you’ve turned it into poetry!

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  4. Beautiful art – I hope your Thanksgiving was a dear memory

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  5. Yours is a lovely list and your delightful painting shows something else to be grateful for- delicious wine from gathered grapes.

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  6. kaykuala h says:

    Goodness in an aging heart,
    gently touched with grace.

    It certainly is a great reassurance for us senior citizens to be surrounded by a wonderful community in blogosphere. Thanks for your company and expertise too Victoria!

    Hank

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  7. This is r ineally lovely, and so well crafted. I love all the half rhymes, particularly, the second stanza.

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  8. Ipuna Black says:

    This was short, sweet, and meaningful. I loved the flow. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Truedessa says:

    I enjoyed your acrostic list. I am grateful for an indigo sky sheltering us when we sleep. I too am grateful for the pub and all the people who come to share.

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  10. Oh my, this is wonderful! You have really wrapped up everything that I hold dear and am thankful for, from steaming tea to pounding rain. I must say that the first four lines
    “Green grass, each blade dormant now, sending roots below;
    Icy patterns on the panes, nature’s graceful art;
    Virgin snow upon the plains, blanketing our world;
    Indigo—God’s nighttime sky, sheltering our sleep;”
    are my favorites. Breathtaking, the colors and images.
    Thank you for painting with words this wonderful kaleidoscope of gratitude!

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  11. Great list Victoria.I hope your Thanksgiving was all you wished for.

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  12. Mary says:

    Yes, blessings do abound, Victoria. We have so much to appreciate.

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  13. Gabriella says:

    I too love your list, Victoria, as well as your painting! Nice to see you back.

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  14. Glenn Buttkus says:

    The fellowship, the almost love cyber-style, the feeling of belonging, or participating in something superb, bigger than ourselves, at a pub where everybody knows our name; oh yes, damn tootins; &, hey, love your enriching wonderful list poem too.

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  15. i suppose originally Thanksgiving was built around an appreciation of all of nature.. and the diversities that do connect us and make us stronger….

    And your imagery in your words do bring back that memory true to me of what Thanksgiving in all its diversity truly can be..:)

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  16. claudia says:

    first… i love your artwork victoria… makes me wanna break out my acrylic colors again as well.. haven’t painted in a while…except for walls – ha… love your mix of nature images, the furry animals by the river, the steaming cup of tea or coffee, the thankfulness, the warmth of a shared meal and friendship… thankful for you as well… smiles

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  17. brian miller says:

    ah we can be grateful even for the weather…when pounding…smiles…it is ultimately feeding that grass…which i rather like on my bare feet…not happening today though…it is 26 out…debating going to a football game with my son cause i found some cheap tix…but i am wondering if i might freeze…lol

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  18. Kathy Reed says:

    I especially like “nature’s graceful art”

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  19. othermary says:

    What a very thoughtful thank you Victoria. I am thankful for knowing you and the dVerse folks as well. And you painting is beautiful!

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  20. What a wonderful list.. I think it’s important to look closely on those little things.. There are always things to be thankful of.. And yes the shared friendship on dVerse is so important.

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