Friday, November 22, 2013

Poetry Friday - Thanksgiving

Back in 2009 the Poetry Seven took up the challenge to write together. Here were the rules.
  • We each do a villanelle.
  • In one of our repeating lines we use the word thanksgiving, in the other repeating line we use the word friend.
  • No other rules, no other similarities. Just those two things.

The villanelle I wrote is a bit of an anthem and appropriate for the upcoming holiday, so I thought I'd share it again.
Dear friends, Thanksgiving!
For glorious oaks and sprawling trees
in winter, summer, fall and spring

For all things green and lush and living
that dance so lightly in the breeze
dear friends, Thanksgiving!

For spiders spinning webs of string
while swinging and dangling on a trapeze
through winter, summer, fall and spring

For sunflowers bold and bright and smiling,
climbing skyward with grace and ease
dear friends, Thanksgiving!

For birds that chirp and peep and sing
while visiting blossoms with bumblebees
through winter, summer, fall and spring

For poems, prose and words that sing
of beauty that brings us to our knees
Dear friends, Thanksgiving
in winter, summer, fall and spring!

Check out other poetic things being shared and collected today by Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat.. Happy Poetry Friday all! 


  1. Love this! So joyous and uplifting. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  2. Tricia, you've written a villanelle that reads absolutely effortlessly. Love the nature theme. Well done!

    Violet N.

  3. Brave soul! A villanelle - they are so hard. But you've done it jubilantly. Happy Thanksgiving, Tricia!