We say it quietly – a low, large hum. We breathe it in, looking around this overcrowded table. Prime rib and turkey and mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes and green beans and orange fluff. We laugh ourselves loose and eat ourselves silly, stuffed. Knowing this one day is enough to remind us life itself is a gift, and we are all fully present.
One floating feather,
pining for nothing under
a thanksgiving sky.
Trying my hand at Haibun again, giving thanks for Toni’s talent and prompting over at dVerse.
Oh, De this is charming. You captured it beautifully.
Oh, Thanksgiving–when the turkey isn’t the only thing that is stuffed. So good how you said it all in so few words.
With no words wasted, we were there! Beautiful.
I’ll tell you, nobody prays long over a meal like that at our house. A short prayer, yes. Then we dive in like one hog waits for another. That sounds like a wonderful meal experience. There’s nothing harder afterward than deciding whose turn it is to wash dishes. 😦
I do love Thanksgiving it’s such a special meal. Lovely!
Nice pausing for grace to help one be fully present.
I love the haiku at thend of this beautiful haibun. I miss the days of the family being around the table and the grace that always came before we ate. The Torah says that he who eats without saying “thanks” is a fool. This haibun very simply says that in a loving and fun way and should make us ashamed for being such ungrateful boors at times. I love the feeling of love and fun and joy in this.
The haiku says it all. Just a beautiful portrayal of Thanksgiving.
To eat yourself silly… that’s a perfect way of being together
What a gorgeous haiku at the end, De, to crown your Thanksgiving meal!
this is soothing. 🙂 love this, De!
This is such a wonderfully charming haibun, De ❤️
This is absolutely wonderful. I almost feel, with your beginning description of grace, as if I’m beginning yoga with my hummed “ohhhhmmmmm.” I hear the beginning of your haibun! The haiku is the perfect light dessert….beautiful.
Yum Yum indeed…but orange fluff?
Family thing, on my hubby’s side. So good. Orange jello, some fruit, probably some mayo or something disgusting that performs some kind of magic alchemy. Some whipped cream. Mmmmm. Especially if you eat it in conjunction with your (whole) cranberry sauce. Mmmmm. I have been off sugar for a few years, so haven’t had it. Honestly, I crave it more than pie.
happiness joy and love around a table, crowding to count blessings together, lovely feelings here
ah, you just made me so hungry and it’s the middle of the night.
that haiku is mesmerizing!
Lovely haiku following the fondest of memories.
(I had to google orange fluff – sounds delicious!)
Truly this was a beautiful write. You would have thought more would have written about Thanksgiving.