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Thanksgiving Cornucopia

by Kim Packard
Wikipedia article on Thanksgiving Mark Bittman and Ezra Klein, Voting with Your Mouth 17th Century Pumpkin Pie Recipe 50 Free Books To Be Thankful For- Project Gutenberg “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe depicting a scene from 1621 Pome From flowering gnarled trees they come, weighing down the branches, dropping with a soft sound onto the loamy ground. Falling and fallen. That’s a pome. Common as an apple. Or more rare. A quince or pear. A knife paring away soft skin exposes tart sweet flesh. And deeper in, five seeds in a core are there to make more pomes. Look how it fits in my hand. What to do? What… Read more

Wikipedia article on Thanksgiving
Mark Bittman and Ezra Klein, Voting with Your Mouth
17th Century Pumpkin Pie Recipe

50 Free Books To Be Thankful For- Project Gutenberg


“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe depicting a scene from 1621

Pome

From flowering gnarled trees
they come, weighing down
the branches, dropping
with a soft sound onto
the loamy ground. Falling
and fallen. That’s a pome.

Common as an apple. Or
more rare. A quince or pear.
A knife paring away soft skin
exposes tart sweet flesh.
And deeper in, five seeds in a core
are there to make more pomes.

Look how it fits in my hand.
What to do? What to do?
I could give it to you.
Or leave it on the table
with a note both true and untrue:
Ceci n’est pas un poème.

I could paint it as a still life,
a small window of light
in the top right corner
(only a dab of the whitest white),
a place to peer in and watch it
change and darken as pomes will do.

O I remember days….
Climbing the branches of a tree
ripe and heavy with pomes.
Taking whatever I wanted.
There were always enough then.
Always enough.

Source: Poetry (November 2012).

by Elizabeth Spires

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