Turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce,
gravy, potatoes, and helpings of pie;
turnips and salads and cinnamon floss
to deal with the bits that your teeth trap inside.
Saying a blessing with heads bowing low,
family gathered in bustle of noise;
giving our thanks for the blessings heaped high
on hearts’ inner platters, and counting the joys
of harvest and hearth-side, of food in the bin;
O Lord of the gathering,
we usher You in!
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!