For better or worse, American influence has changed the way many holidays are celebrated overseas– Christmas, Easter, Halloween... but not Thanksgiving. No, Thanksgiving is all ours.
November 27th will be like any other Thursday in Limerick, Ireland. But here on Today's Little Ditty, Limerick Alley is serving up this kind of pub grub:
What's more, we've got an American lass with a fine Irish name to plate up some poetry on the side. I'm speaking of no other than Bridget Magee, of course.
Bridget has wide-ranging talents, as writer, poet, speaker, teacher, mom– but personally, I think of Bridget as a sister in all things ditty. With her quirky sense of humor, a pun for every occasion, and our shared tendency toward short verse, who better to make an appearance in Limerick Alley. You can read more of Bridget's work at her blog wee words for wee ones.
While I never dictate what my guests in Limerick Alley or Haiku Garden should write about, I am pleased that Bridget took it upon herself to write something appropriate for the turkey-gobbling season. For one thing, it gives me a chance to acknowledge the holiday, since next week I'll be busy wrapping up November's Ditty of the Month Club challenge.
There is someone who is not particularly happy about Bridget's choice of subject matter, however. And that would be this handsome fellow:
|"Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner" by Ian McKenzie, Flickr Creative Commons
There once was a turkey named TyWho saw the calendar, "Oh my!Almost Thanksgiving?I want to keep living!Oh how I wish I could fly."© 2014 Bridget Magee. All rights reserved.
|"Turkey Chase" by Lars Hammar, Flickr Creative Commons
Run away, Ty! Run away!
Thank you, Bridget, for this fun little ditty. And to all of you, whatever is on your table this Thanksgiving (or this Thursday, for my friends abroad), I wish you many blessings of the season, and hope that you know how grateful I am for your support of Today's Little Ditty. In the words of Der Bingle, I've got plenty to be thankful for.
With mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie crowding our thoughts, don't forget that there's just one week left to submit a monster-inspired haiku for Bob Raczka's DMC challenge. This week I featured my own haiku as well as monsteriffic little ditties by Penny Parker Klostermann, Susannah Buhrman-Deever, and Diane Mayr.
Tapestry of Words. Thanks, Becky, for hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup!