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Home For Thanksgiving - Poem by Linda Pastan

The gathering family
throws shadows around us,
it is the late afternoon
Of the family.

There is still enough light
to see all the way back,
but at the windows
that light is wasting away.

Soon we will be nothing
but silhouettes: the sons'
as harsh
as the fathers'.

Soon the daughters
will take off their aprons
as trees take off their leaves
for winter.

Let us eat quickly--
let us fill ourselves up.
the covers of the album are closing
behind us.


Comments about Home For Thanksgiving by Linda Pastan

  • Rookie Jim Foulk (4/8/2007 2:09:00 PM)

    my wife came from a large family, and grand ma had 11 kids and their way 6 in my family, so i can relate to this wonderful piece of poetry, the only thing i have read 3 of your poems so far, all a ten, but some one out there is giving you a low rating, do may no attention to that, your are a fine poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,369 Points john tiong chunghoo (9/29/2006 12:10:00 AM)

    i can relate as i come from a large family. good one linda. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gina Onyemaechi (2/17/2006 1:28:00 PM)

    Hey Lind, you sure know how to kill a girl's mood, don't you? : -) Your imagery is second to none. Life is sad as you say here, Lind, which is why it's important, in my view, to show it your middle finger and enjoy love while you've got it. Warmly, Gina. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  9. 9. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  10. 10. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  11. 11. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  12. 12. Home , Anne Brontë
  13. 13. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  14. 14. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  15. 15. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  16. 16. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  17. 17. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  18. 18. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  19. 19. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  20. 20. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  21. 21. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  22. 22. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  23. 23. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  24. 24. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  25. 25. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  26. 26. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  27. 27. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  28. 28. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  29. 29. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  30. 30. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  31. 31. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  32. 32. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  33. 33. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  34. 34. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  35. 35. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  36. 36. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  37. 37. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  38. 38. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  39. 39. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  40. 40. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  41. 41. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  42. 42. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  43. 43. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  44. 44. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  45. 45. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  46. 46. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  47. 47. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  48. 48. Home , Rupert Brooke
  49. 49. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
  50. 50. Lines Written From Home , Anne Brontë
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