Movable Feast


I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure. Today is Thanksgiving. The poem I wrote to celebrate the holiday is called Movable Feast.

Movable Feast

Measure the sugar and the flour

Objective for the movable feats

Victuals of tradition for all to devour.

Assembly all the family under one roof

Basic ingredients necessary this time of year

Leaving behind all the confusion and fear

Ecstatic to be together again

Furrows in the cornfield now that the harvest is done

Expressways crowded with people heading home

And an autumn chill hangs in the air to kiss the skin

Shadows cast by the fireplace on a wood floor

Thanksgiving in our hearts, we can all be together again.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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