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Linda Pastan - Home For Thanksgiving

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.

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Poet: Linda Pastan
Poem: Home For Thanksgiving

Comment 15 of 15, added on January 1st, 2016 at 10:37 AM.
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Comment 14 of 15, added on October 15th, 2015 at 8:46 PM.
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Dl7MUH Very neat article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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Comment 13 of 15, added on September 3rd, 2015 at 5:02 AM.
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iPuwL4 Thanks for the article post. Keep writing.

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