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!

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Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Little Sunset on the Prairie

Little sunset on the prairie

marks a rest for all the weary

farmers; scent of barley hangs

where combines left the straw with bangs.

Bon Apetit!

Your Chef plates you well –

a ring of raspberry coulis served with

strawberry ripple torte,

topped with a lemon zest garnish

on a bed of the freshest greens.

A feast for the eyes –

Bon Apetit!

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How can you tell I watched some ‘Iron Chef’ today??

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Dessert

Frothy cream on petalled plate,

Whipped and mounded, sugared fare;

Seasoned with a fruity mate,

Berry coulis, spread with care.

Foodie’s treasure, served in state,

High-class order, fine cuisine;

Chef’s creation, flavoured bait,

Insects love this sweet canteen!

Peonies are always buzzing with flies, and busy ants, which seem attracted by the sticky substance released by peony buds.  Imagine these as patrons at a fancy French Restaurant!