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American Life in Poetry: Thanksgiving

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Here's a poem for this season by Tim Nolan, of Minnesota. Once we begin to be thankful for things, there are more and more things to be thankful for.

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Thanksgiving

Thanks for the Italian chestnuts--with their

tough shells--the smooth chocolaty

skin of them--thanks for the boiling water--

itself a miracle and a mystery--

thanks for the seasoned sauce pan

and the old wooden spoon--and all

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