Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Sunset

Twisting leaf in wind.
Green, it moves with limb and twig
youth has strength to spare.

Twisting leaf in wind.
Red, it leaves its lofty perch
color to be seen.

Twisting leaf in wind.
Brown, it’s blown from place to place
no one knows it’s there.

Dennis Price

We enjoyed the Fall this year.  Earlier we traveled north to Arkansas just to see the colored leaves in the Ozarks.  They did not disappoint us.  Yesterday we had the complete Thanksgiving fare at our house as our family and friends gathered to celebrate a Thanksgiving feast.  There is a certain tension associated with the holiday if you are the host and turkey cooker.  All the ingredients must be laid in store and the turkey must be properly thawed in the refrigerator to insure a delicious main dish.  After much preparation (some of it at different households) the meal came together.  After we thanked our Heavenly Father for the things he provides daily and asked His blessing on all who were actually present, and those who were there in spirit, we sat down for an afternoon of visitation and relaxation.  I have no complaints.  I wrote the poem above several years ago.  It is made up of three stand alone Haiku stanzas that are linked by time and theme.  I signed up for Medicare recently and the idea struck me that Autumn is upon me.  I am thankful.


  1. Hey Pappy!!! Popping in to see what's happening over here.

    Wishing you and your lovely family a very "Merry Christmas"! Blessings and protection over you and yours as we enter a new year in this uncertain world.

  2. Not a lot of action here. I lost my main computer earlier in the year and it is being rebuilt. I have had to learn to use my laptop and have finally transferred many of my files. My new computer is built, but my son-in-law is still tweeking it. I appreciate your visit. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Pappy

  3. Oh I was hoping that you were back online and raring to go. Just stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!


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