It’s Open Link Night!
It just dawned on me that the last time I hosted was our Thanksgiving in Canada and here we are again. Although this holiday is not celebrated by everyone or every country represented in our wonderful dVerse community, I think we can all sit down to a little poetry….and pie. Yes, why not!
Let’s devour some pie poetry….
Perfect for Any Occasion
by Alberto Rios
Pies have a reputation.
And it’s immediate —no talk of potential
Regarding a pie. It’s good
Or it isn’t, but mostly it is—sweet, very sweet
Right then, right there, blue and red.
It can’t go to junior college,
Work hard for the grades,
Work two jobs on the side.
It can’t slowly build a reputation
And a growing client base.
A pie gets one chance
And knows it, wearing as makeup
Those sparkling granules of sugar,
As a collar those diamond cutouts
Bespeaking Fair Day, felicity, contentment.
I tell you everything is great, says a pie,
Great, and fun, and fine.
And you smell nice, too, someone says.
A full pound of round sound, all ahh, all good.
Pies live a life of applause.
But then there are the other pies.
The leftover pies. The ones
Nobody chooses at Thanksgiving.
Mincemeat? What the hell is that? people ask,
Pointing instead at a double helping of Mr.
“I-can-do-no-wrong” pecan pie.
But the unchosen pies have a long history, too.
They have plenty of good stories, places they’ve been—
They were once fun, too—
But nobody wants to listen to them anymore.
Oh sure, everybody used to love lard,
But things have changed, brother—things have changed.
That’s never the end of the story, of course.
Some pies make a break for it—
Live underground for a while,
Doing what they can, talking fast,
Trying to be sweet pizzas, if they’re lucky.
But no good comes of it. Nobody is fooled.
A pie is a pie for one great day. Last week,
It was Jell-O. Tomorrow, it’ll be cake.
During my childhood and beyond, we always had pumpkin pie for dessert at Thanksgiving. It seems the obvious topping would be whipped cream. However, our family had our own tradition, a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Trust me, there is nothing like it. This year, I decided to try both. Game changer.
Of course you do NOT have to write about Thanksgiving or pie. It’s OLN after all, giving your muse the freedom to explore any topic. Just share ONE poem of your choice for us to nibble on.
Here’s how to join in:
- Post a poem of any style or theme to your blog.
- Click on Mr. Linky. Copy and paste the direct link to your poem and add your name.
- Include a link to dVerse on your blog page so others can find us too.
- Drop into the pub to say hello.
- Visit the other links to fellow poets to read and comment.
Welcome everyone and a Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating today. 🙂
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Happy OLN, happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate… my thoughts are with all the turkeys tonight.
Haha….yes, I hope some of them got away.
Hi Mish, and Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating! Here in the UK, it feels like Christmas is here already with the shelves fully stocked with every kind of Christmas product imaginable…
Hi Ingrid. Yes, it feels the same here. I think I have half of my Christmas shopping done already. The shelves are a bit bare, however with shipments coming in slowly.
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a piece of pumpkin pie and a hot chocolate thanks Mish! Thanksgiving is not an event here in oz, although I used to be invited to the expats luncheon to celebrate when I lived in India.
I will be releasing my ebook soon, 21 poems and 28 photos … it will be free to my regulars which includes those at d’Verse … my late Thanksgiving and early Christmas present! Stay posted
Exciting news, Kate! Congratulations! We’ll be waiting for the heads up. 😀
thanks so much Dora!
Laura Bloomsbury said:
Hope the Thanksgivings are full of the spirit and pumpkin pie. Here in the UK it will start to feel like Christmas because of the North wind!
Hello Laura 🙂 That wind has been very present here as well. Already getting that feeling of hibernation…
Pumpkin pie and hot chocolate coming your way, kate.
How exciting! An ebook to share. Lovely!!
Glenn A. Buttkus said:
Thank you Mish for hosting. My poem today is a Haibun, and an announcement. I am excited about the holidays, unlike last year, even though the obstinance and ignorance of the unvaccinated still vexes me and extends a pandemic that we should have beat by now. Human nature; what a reality.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! 😀 The weather is beautiful here tonight and I am looking forward to reading everyone’s poems.
Pumpkin pie for me please! Thanks for hosting, Mish! 💝💝
My pleasure, thanks for joining in. A generous helping coming your way, Sanaa.
All that yummy syrup and whipped cream: who can resist! Thanks, Mish!
You are quite welcome, Dora. 🙂
Hi Glenn, so glad to have you drop in and I too remain “vexed” at the ridiculousness. Now you have stirred my curiosity. Will be by soon to read. 🙂
Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit said:
Oh dear, I got so deeply moved by some poetry tonight already I forgot to place my order, and I fear you may have run out of pumpkin pie! That would indeed be a shame! On the other hand, some poems here tonight really, really stunned me…..quite an amazing experience, and I do not dare say more, but it is clear dverse is very beneficial.
Hello Ain, nice to meet you. 🙂 No worries…..lots of pumpkin pie to go around. I’m glad you are enjoying our virtual pub of poetry. 🙂
Barbara S said:
posting my OL tonight it felt like the advice for life I might have given a daughter…
Thanks for joining in, Barbara. Advice has a way of sneaking into poems. Have fun on the poetry trail. 🙂
Posting an oldie tonight and will be back to sample everyone’s poems and pies over the long weekend.
Wonderful. Thanks for joining in. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate thanking someone. I think everyone should celebrate this. Thanksgiving is so nice, feel nice after thanking someone.
Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone. Here in the Netherlands, we don’t celebrate it, though black Friday does seem to be a thing here now (I guess stores do everything for extra income). We will have early St. Nicholas celebrations (the actual holiday is on December 5th) at my care home this evening. Really looking forward to it! Anyway, I think I’ve asked this before but forgot so am asking again: for how long is the linky open? Anyway, think I’ll pen up something now.
Hi Astrid. 🙂 Black Friday sales have crossed the border to Canada as well. It’s intriguing to me the way we have incorporated it minus Thanksgiving (as ours was so much earlier). I agree that it is simply money oriented. Mr. Linky for OLN s usually open until around noon Saturday.
Many thanks Mish, reflection requires whiskey 🙂
On it’s way, then…. Thanks for joining in.🙂
Hello all!Sorry for joining so late, as I’m new and my time zone’s wayyy ahead of yours, so I couldn’t join in sooner. Its raining heavily here in India,and I’d appreciate a cup of hot chocolate 🙂
Hello! Hot cocoa is still available. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping in. 🙂
Ali Grimshaw said:
Thanks for sharing the Alberto Rios poem. It was a fun read and perfect for this time of year. I look forward to reading what others have contributed here. I have my tea and would love to sink my tea into a piece of warm peach pie.
Wishing you a great day,
Aww, thanks for joining in , Ali. Peach pie…another favourite! Coming your way. 🙂