Thanksgiving Poetry

Poetry is fun any time of the year, this Thanksgiving Poetry is no exception! You'll find something for everyone on these pages, from funny Thanksgiving poems that make no sense to serious Thanksgiving Day prayers that remind us why we gather around the table this time of year.

We'll start you off with this first poem that is about none other than the famous and mouth watering Thanksgiving turkey!

Thanksgiving Turkey

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By George Parsons Lathrop revised by Kristina Harding

Valleys lay in sunny vapor,

And a radiance mild was shed

From each tree that like a taper

At a feast stood. Then we said,

"Our feast, too, shall soon be spread,

Of good Thanksgiving turkey."

And already still November

Drapes her snowy table here.

Fetch a log, then; coax the ember;

Fill your hearts with old-time cheer;

Heaven be thanked for one more year,

And our Thanksgiving turkey!

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Welcome, brothers - all our party

Gathered in the homestead old!

Shake the snow off and with hearty

Hand-shakes drive away the cold;

Else your plate you'll hardly hold

Of good Thanksgiving turkey.

When the skies are sad and murky,

'Tis a cheerful thing to meet

Round this homely roast of turkey -

Pilgrims, pausing just to greet,

Then, with earnest grace, to eat

A new Thanksgiving turkey.


And the merry feast is freighted

With its meanings true and deep.

Those we've loved and those we've hated,

All, to-day, the rite will keep,

All, to-day, their dishes heap

With plump Thanksgiving turkey.

Waddle on over and read more Thanksgiving Poems!

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