Thanksgiving ~ Edgar Guest

Gettin’ together to smile an’ rejoice,
An’ eatin’ an’ laughin’ with folks of your choice;
An’ kissin’ the girls an’ declarin’ that they
Are growin’ more beautiful day after day;
Chattin’ an’ braggin’ a bit with the men,
Buildin’ the old family circle again;
Livin’ the wholesome an’ old-fashioned cheer,
Just for awhile
at the end of the year.

Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
And under the old roof we gather once more
Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
Mother’s a little bit grayer, that’s all.
Father’s a little bit older, but still
Ready to romp an’ to laugh with a will.
Here we are back at the table again
Tellin’ our stories as women an’ men.

Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
Oh, but we’re grateful an’ glad to be there.
Home from the east land an’ home from the west,
Home with the folks that are dearest an’ best.
Out of the sham of the cities afar
We’ve come for a time to be just what we are.
Here we can talk of ourselves an’ be frank,
Forgettin’ position an’ station an’ rank.

Give me the end of the year an’ its fun
When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done;
Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
See the old table with all of its chairs
An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.

Edgar Guest

Gif: (Nancy Liang (via Colossal)

I Tried Acrylic Pour Art For The First Time

“Silver” – Walter de la Mare — Violet Nesdoly

Sketch for “MOON” – Oct. 18, 2021 – VN A recent sketch I did, inspired by the October 18 Inktober prompt MOON, reminds me of a favourite poem I memorized when I was a youngster. Maybe it’s a favourite of yours too. SILVER Slowly, silently, now the moonWalks the night in her silver shoon;This way, […]

“Silver” – Walter de la Mare — Violet Nesdoly

Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup — Pinch of Yum

This soup is rich, and savory and oh-so satisfying with herby Italian sausage, kale for days, and soft buttery little cannellini. Everything gets thickened up a little, giving it kind of a stewier feel. 966 more words

Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup — Pinch of Yum

Song of the Witches ~ William Shakespeare

(From Macbeth)

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Gif: Kitchen Ghosts

Hocus Pocus Month

“It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus!”

(Max, Hocus Pocus)

Gif: Giphy



Gif: Giphy

Throwback Thursdays: Vintage Halloween Store Ads — Halloween Haiku

These vintage ads prove stores have been cashing in on the Halloween craze since the 1920s.

Throwback Thursdays: Vintage Halloween Store Ads — Halloween Haiku

Nameless — The Three Minutes Blog

This is for the moments that formed into seasons, the days of grief that spilled into months This is for the days when you forgetthat darkness holds no water in your souland the deep end will not swallow you whole When your heart hangs by a threadAnd agony stands ten-feet tall, whisper: In this sea […]

Nameless — The Three Minutes Blog

Imagine Dragons ~ My Life

“I’m trying to be somebody else
I’m finding it hard to love myself
I’ve wanted to be somebody new
But that is impossible to do

I’m running out of my mind
Is this really my life?
I’m running out of time
Is this really my life? My life”