Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Canadian Feast


lead me 
where the tree is a cathedral
of colors
and the sky is a river of light

where simple joys
outshine any shadows of sorrow 
stain the forest floor with 
fat cheeks of ferns, 
wild lips of flowers, 
& poised coats of mushrooms  

that I may see the 
wisdom
of your brown-weathered palms-
that I may rest on your
bosom of green
and roots of serenity-

ink my pen
with dew and seed pods
from your autumn harvest

for today is a feast
of thankfulness for this good earth 





Grace@Rattlesnake Point, Milton, Ontario


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Poetics:  A Cause for Celebration - Hosted by Walter Wojtank - Yesterday was our Canadian holiday- Thanksgiving.    

24 comments:

  1. Oh Grace, this is gorgeous. It sings its way right into my soul. Sigh. Truly a thanksgiving feast of a poem!

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  2. A good feast to lie eyes on indeed, as well as the one where we eat at our sea.

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  3. How wonderful.. what a feast to celebrate on.. love the way you describe the colors and the blessings of the fall....

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  4. I am quite breathless with this gorgeousness. I started to pick a favorite line, and then decided the cutting and pasting was unnecessary. The whole thing is divine. Thank you for this (early for this American) Thanksgiving feast.

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  5. A dive poetic Autumn celebration. I love the lines /where the tree is a cathedral/of colors/. I need to look up the history of Canada's Thanksgiving; probably different from ours.

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  6. this is lovely, Grace :) Happy Canadian Feast!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving! A beautiful riot of colour in your poem, I could feel your connection to nature in it.

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  8. My goodness 💖 the images here are simply gorgeous!! Especially love "ink my pen with dew and seed pods from your autumn harvest" Beautifully executed 💖

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  9. I love the "cathedral of colors" and miss seeing them. Also love your accompanying photo. Once wrote a poem at Rattlesnake Point in another life.

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  10. The earth truly is as you you so beautifully expressed
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  11. Oh my! Such a heartfelt piece of writing. I can smell it, taste it, feel it wrapping itself about me. A love letter to the earth.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving, Grace and cheers to your celebration.

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  13. This is so beautifully rendered - Wonderful, glorious words.

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  14. Your poem is a true Canadian feast, Grace! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for such a gorgeous poem and image. I love the phrase 'the tree is a cathedral / of colors'. Where we grew up there was a tree that was easy to climb because the branches grew round the tree like stairs and we called it the Cathedral! I also love the lines:
    'stain the forest floor with
    fat cheeks of ferns,
    wild lips of flowers,
    & poised coats of mushrooms'
    and
    'ink my pen
    with dew and seed pods
    from your autumn harvest'.

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  15. Beautiful.....
    where simple joys
    outshine any shadows of sorrow
    stain the forest floor with
    fat cheeks of ferns,
    wild lips of flowers,
    & poised coats of mushrooms
    loved this!!

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  16. Such a beautiful Thanksgiving poem, and such a wondrous celebration of autumn colours too!

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  17. The one good thing about the cooler weather is the beauty of the leaves. Beautiful writing, as always. Have a wonderful week.

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  18. I just adore "bosom of green and roots of serenity" - this is so peaceful and lovely.

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  19. Oh Grace, this is so graceful, gracious, and full of grace. The words with the photo... sublime!

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  20. Oh my goodness, these are among the most exquisite images I can imagine in the world of autumn. Gratitude is so fitting. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  21. Dear Grace I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving !! <3 <3

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  22. I think this is a masterpiece of words and imagery. Absolutely stunning, Grace. I agree with De, I could never begin to quote my favourite lines, though I will say your pen is full of "seed pods". Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as this poem.

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  23. This is so lovely. I like the images and the beauty the words conjure.

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  24. A beautiful celebration of Nature's gifts.

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