Thanksgiving Poems for PowerPoint-based Dinner DVD

Posted By Frank on October 22, 2009
in Our Holiday

You may have been scheduling a Thanksgiving PowerPoint DVD to the coming Thanksgiving dinner, looking for a thank poem to give the show a tender touch. Here you come. For the sake of your DVD slideshow creation, we have picked up 10 typical Thanksgiving poems that depict the natural beauty of the occasion. You can quote a portion or download a whole thanksgiving poem without any charge.

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Thanksgiving Poem 1


By Judith.A. Lindberg

T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago

H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow

A is for America, the land in which we live

N is for nature and beauty which she gives

K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds

S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs

G is for gratitude… our blessings big and small

I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall

V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring

I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing

N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea

G is for giving of myself to make a better me

Thanksgiving Poem 2


Old Rhyme

The year has turned its circle,

The seasons come and go.

The harvest all is gathered in

And chilly north winds blow.

Orchards have shared their treasures,

The fields, their yellow grain,

So open wide the doorway —

Thanksgiving comes again!

Thanksgiving Poem 3

Thank You For Inviting Us

By Joanna Fuchs

Thank you for inviting us

To your Thanksgiving dinner.

A day spent in your company

Is invariably a winner.

Thank you for the time you spent

Preparing all the food;

For making us feel welcome,

You have our gratitude!

Thanksgiving Poem 4

The Pilgrims Came

By Annette Wynne

The Pilgrims came across the sea,

And never thought of you and me;

And yet it’s very strange the way

We think of them Thanksgiving Day.

We tell their story old and true

Of how they sailed across the blue,

And found a new land to be free

And built their homes quite near the sea.

The people think that they were sad,

And grave; I’m sure that they were glad -

They made Thanksgiving Day – that’s fun -

We thank the Pilgrims every one!

Thanksgiving Poem 5

All in a Word

By Aileen Fisher

T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.

H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.

A for autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.

N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.

K for kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon.

S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.

That spells ~~~THANKS—for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Poem 6

Ballad of the Mayflower

By Linda G. Paulsen

There was a ship, Mayflower by name; Hey, Ho~

Took a trip, she crossed the main; Hey, Ho~

Full of people seeking peace,

Praying for freedom to increase;

Hey, Ho, Dee-o, Dee-o! The Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock; Hey, Ho~

Simple people, strudy stock; Hey, Ho~

To be free they crossed the sea,

Thanked the Lord on bended knee; Hey, Ho, Dee-o, Dee-o!

How when the crops were gathered in; Hey, Ho~

A dinner party did begin; Hey, Ho~

Pilgrims, Indians, pumpkin pie, Turkey, venison, corn, oh my!

Hey, Ho, Dee-o, Dee-o! Bet you thought my song was done; Hey, Ho~

But I’ve really just begun; Hey, Ho~

Ever since that autumn day,

Thanksgiving has been here to stay, Hey, Ho, Dee-o, Dee-o!

Thanksgiving Poem 7

More Than A Day

By Karl Fuchs

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,

It brings up some facts, quite profound.

We may think that we’re poor,

Feel like bums, insecure,

But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;

We have guidance from heaven above.

We have so much more

Than they sell in a store,

We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;

Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.

Enjoy what you’ve got;

Realize it’s a lot,

And you’ll make all your cares go away.

Thanksgiving Poem 8

First Thanksgiving

By Aileen Fisher

Venison for stew and roasting,

Oysters in the ashes toasting,

Geese done to a turn,

Berries (dried) and wild grapes (seeded)

Mixed with dough and gently kneaded~

What a feast to earn! Indian corn in strange disguises,

Ash cakes, hoe cakes (many sizes),

Kernels roasted brown…

After months of frugal living

What a welcome first Thanksgiving

There in Plymouth town.

Thanksgiving Poem 9

Nature XXVII, Autumn

By Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were,

The nuts are getting brown;

The berry’s cheek is plumper,

The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,

The field a scarlet gown.

Lest I should be old-fashioned,

I’ll put a trinket on.

Thanksgiving Poem 10

Nothing Gold Can Stay

By Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold,

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

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