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Coming Home ... A Thanksgiving Poem With Music


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.


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


Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on February 02, 2019:

Thank you, Shyron. Sorry I'm late. It's been a jungle of a week. Blessings to you as well, my friend.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 26, 2019:

Genna, beautiful poem and the music fit. I felt like you were longing for home.

Blessings my friend.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on December 24, 2018:

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,


Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on February 07, 2017:

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

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 06, 2017:

Beautiful poem enjoyed reading.

Genna East on December 14, 2016:

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

Peggy Woods on December 13, 2016:

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

Genna East on December 11, 2016:

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

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 07, 2016:

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

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on December 04, 2016:

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. :-)

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on December 04, 2016:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on December 04, 2016:

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!


Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on December 02, 2016:

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

Beautiful work, dear Genna.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 01, 2016:

My pleasure Genna.

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on December 01, 2016:

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

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on December 01, 2016:

Paula... Thank you for that lovely comment.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 28, 2016:

Wonderful poetry and music. Enjoyed.

Audrey Howitt from California on November 27, 2016:

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

paula on November 27, 2016:

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

This went straight to my heart.

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on November 27, 2016:

Martie and Alicia;

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

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on November 27, 2016:

Venkatachari; Nell Rose; Flourish; Usha:

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

Genna East (author) from Massachusetts, USA on November 27, 2016:

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.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 25, 2016:

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

Martie Coetser from South Africa on November 25, 2016:

Beautiful poem and beautiful music! Thanks you, Genna!

Genna on November 25, 2016:

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.

Usha on November 24, 2016:

Beautifully woven n portrayed

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 24, 2016:

What a beautiful homecoming poem. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nell Rose from England on November 24, 2016:

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

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on November 24, 2016:

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

Wish you A Happy Thanksgiving Day and Week.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 24, 2016:

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.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on November 23, 2016:

Beautiful serene poetry.

- hari

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 23, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 23, 2016:

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..

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on November 23, 2016:

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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