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Below is the poem entitled THANKS GIVING which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Flushed and bent, she mashes their turnips

with hands that once were soft, manicured,

while steam rises like memories, obscuring

her pickled kitchen. Beyond glass, fall nips

at the rose bush, takes its last bloom. Music

wanders from the now crowded front parlor,

the small, polished room that becomes duller
each year, chintz aging, wood showing nicks.

The tune bids; she recalls a long ago harvest

when a boy blushed as he asked her to dance

at the fair. The rhapsody and a new romance

boldly twirled her champagne chiffon dress.

Suddenly, she’s back on that floor, love swept,

for her feet never forgot those long ago steps. 

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  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:57:00 AM
    this is the perfect way to do contemporary sonnet, Cyndi. You have maintained the integrity of sonnet I think at the same time that you made a splendid poem.

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 8:11:00 AM
    Oh gosh Cyndi - This is a place in which I find myself immersed with each passing year. (must admit I live in a pretty new condo now). Touching emotional-filled picture. I hope you're well and not too pooped running after the little one. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 11:47:00 PM
    A delightful modern sonnet, flowing lovely into my mind. Thank you.