Find poems about gratitude, family, food, home, and giving thanks for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Classic Poems for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day” by Lydia Maria Child
Over the river, and through the wood...

The Thanksgivings” by Harriet Maxwell Converse
We who are here present thank the Great Spirit...

A Song for Merry Harvest” by Eliza Cook
Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep its fullest, loudest string …

A Thanksgiving Poem” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The sun hath shed its kindly light…

Grace for a Child” by Robert Herrick
Here, a little child I stand...

A Thank-Offering” by Ella Higginson
Lord God, the winter has been sweet and brief …

Thanksgiving Turkey” by George Parsons Lathrop
Valleys lay in sunny vapor…

The Harvest Moon” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes...

Thanksgiving” by James Whitcomb Riley
Let us be thankful—not only because…

The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier
Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun...

Thanksgiving” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We walk on starry fields of white…

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Contemporary and Modern Thanksgiving Poems

Thank You Jesus”by Teri Ellen Cross Davis
  When the blue and red sirens pass you…
 
Thanksgiving Letter from Harry” by Carl Dennis
I guess I have to begin by admitting...

Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo
The world begins at a kitchen table…
 
The Transparent Man” by Anthony Hecht
I'm mighty glad to see you, Mrs.Curtis...

A Toast” by Ilya Kaminsky
To your voice, a mysterious virtue…

Slowly in Prayer”by Matthew Lippman
To be thankful for the Starbucks lady,Lucy,

Thanks” by W. S. Merwin
Listen...

The Culture ofGlass” by Thylias Moss
Columbo's eye, Peter Falk's indivisible...

Dusting”by Marilyn Nelson
Thank you for these tiny...  

Blessings” by Jay Parini
Blessings for these things:
 
Thanksgiving in the Anthropocene, 2015” by Craig Santos Perez
Thank you, instant mashed potatoes, your bland taste…

A List of Praises” by Anne Porter
 Give praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing,
 
When Giving Is All We Have” by Alberto Ríos
We give because someone gave to us...

Lasting” by W. D. Snodgrass
“Fish oils,” my doctor snorted, “and oily fish…

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