Lord of the Gathering

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!

21 comments on “Lord of the Gathering

  1. Madilyn says:

    Lovely harvest poem, Melody!

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    I absolutely love “Lord of the Gathering”, Melody–and I noticed on my calendar that your T’day is Monday. I was going to wait till then to say “Happy Thanksgiving”–but I guess I can say it twice! God bless you all, and hope it’s not too family-stressful–love, Caddo

  3. Debbie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Day as you usher Him in! May it be filled with grace and love!

  4. RoSy says:

    Not Thanksgiving for me – but – I can eat that meal any day of the year! A tasty post 🙂

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