Giving Thanks

For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home —
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman’s hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought —
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the “Land of the Free” —
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

~Author Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends and family, and to everyone else too! 🙂

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  1. That is brilliant and so appropriate for us writers. Happy Thanksgiving Julie!

  2. Thanks, Julie, for sharing that inspiring poem. We have much to be grateful to God for on this Thanksgiving Day!

  3. I loved that. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Thanks Julie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  5. Lovely poem Julie. It was funny, but this released yesterday and I received it in my e-mail box twice, but it wasn’t posted on your blog yet. So waited until today. Don’t know how that happened Happy Thanksgiving.

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