Coming Home ... A Thanksgiving Poem With Music

Updated on November 17, 2018


Please play the music video while reading the poem that follows...



Coming Home


My sweet, mournful Loon...

In the ripening Autumn gold

You lift me from the shying, the fearful,

Lone castaways on the shore.

With cadent wings we climb the crisp, beloved silence.

Below, rippling cradles glitter through the dusk.

We are yearlings in that saffron mist...

Migrations of the muse,

Reflections of a longing heart.

I am, once more, a child.

Returning of the fall,

I embrace our winged sojourn

Through words aloft in pilgrimage...

In this, my coming home.



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© 2016 Poetry Written and Copyrighted by Genna Eastman (Genna East)



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        ocfireflies 

        3 weeks ago from North Carolina

        Dear Genna,

        The music accompaniment is just perfect. It works beautifully with your stellar poem. Such a nice piece and while autumnal, it also captures the longing found during winter. Thank you for making my day.

        Blessings Always,

        Kim

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        Genna East 

        23 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Thank you, my friend. I enjoyed writing this one.

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        Nithya Venkat 

        23 months ago from Dubai

        Beautiful poem enjoyed reading.

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago

        Thank you, Peggy. I appreciate that thoughtful comment. :-)

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        Peggy Woods 

        2 years ago

        Beautiful poetry and particularly matched to the music from On Golden Pond. Thanks Jenna!

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago

        Thank you. I'm happy you had such an enjoyable Thanksgiving; it's my favorite holiday. :-)

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        2 years ago from Central Florida

        Beautiful poem, Genna. I actually went home for Thanksgiving. It was as if time had stood still. Very peaceful, full of love and laughter.

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Hello Ann. So nice to see you. As I wrote in my comment to John, I wanted the tone of this poem to be timeless and to apply to everyone, everywhere; so I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thank you, and happy Sunday. :-)

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Hi Maria. That is one of the nicest compliments I have received. Thank you! Hugs.

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        Ann Carr 

        2 years ago from SW England

        Beautiful poetry, Genna. I'd like to experience Thanksgiving one day. It evokes the closeness and cosiness of coming home and Christmas, with a little more - then you get Christmas too!

        Ann

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        Maria Jordan 

        2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

        Your poetry uses every word to full advantage for maximal impact on readers.

        Beautiful work, dear Genna.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

        My pleasure Genna.

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Audrey and Rasma: What nice comments coming from two poets I admire and respect. Thank you! :-)

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Paula... Thank you for that lovely comment.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

        Wonderful poetry and music. Enjoyed.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        2 years ago from California

        Just stunning work Genna--so glad to read this today

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        paula 

        2 years ago

        Genna....How beautiful and relaxing. Your poem is touching and the music background makes it "magical."

        This went straight to my heart.

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Martie and Alicia;

        Such comments truly make my day. Thank you. :-)

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Venkatachari; Nell Rose; Flourish; Usha:

        Thank you! Your comments are welcomed, warmly, and appreciated. :-)

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        Genna East 

        2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Mckbrdbks: Hi Mike. Thank you; what a nice thing to say. I'm not happy with the line that appears next to the last in the poem, but haven't figured to how to change it quite yet. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family.

        AlwaysExploring: I thank you for the lovely comment, Ruby. This poem took on a life of its own. Our muse sometimes takes us in directions we don't always anticipate. Hugs dear friend, and I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

        Jodah: Hello John. Australia has such a diverse community and celebrates other holidays. I wanted the tone of this poem to be timeless and to apply to everyone, everywhere; so I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thank you.

        shprd74: Thank you, Hari. :-)

        Billybuc: Good morning, my friend. And thank you. I wrote this in about an hour; it sort of spilled out unexpectedly. Our muse visits us when we least expect it. In recent weeks, things have become so divisive; I needed words and music to perhaps lift us above the fray, so to speak. Happy Thanksgiving.

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        Linda Crampton 

        2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a beautiful poem that is very appropriate for a Thanksgiving gathering. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation, Genna.

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        Martie Coetser 

        2 years ago from South Africa

        Beautiful poem and beautiful music! Thanks you, Genna!

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        Genna 

        2 years ago

        Hi everyone...

        Thank you for those lovely comments. I will respond to each one on Sunday when I return home. I'm all thumbs with texting on the IPhone. I hope you are enjoying the week, and your Thanksgiving holiday.

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        Usha 

        2 years ago

        Beautifully woven n portrayed

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        What a beautiful homecoming poem. Happy Thanksgiving!

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        Nell Rose 

        2 years ago from England

        Perfect! the music, the poem and the pictures! wonderful!

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        Venkatachari M 

        2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

        Very nice poem with a pleasant music video soothing to the ears.

        Wish you A Happy Thanksgiving Day and Week.

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        Bill Holland 

        2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        That was the perfect poem to read on this Thanksgiving morn, Genna! Thank you for the beauty you've created, and blessings to you always.

        Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend.

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        Hari Prasad S 

        2 years ago from Bangalore

        Beautiful serene poetry.

        - hari

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        John Hansen 

        2 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Beautiful poetry, Genna, and On Golden Pond is the perfect accompaniment. Well done.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        2 years ago from Southern Illinois

        Genna, this poetry is so appropriate for this time of year, when many are journeying home for the feast day. The music was beautiful along with your words. Happy Thanksgiving Day..

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        mckbirdbks 

        2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        No one orchestrates words with the same melody as you. Indeed, this is a poem with music.

        Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours.

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