First Thanksgiving

THKKKKVenison for stew and roasting,
Oysters in the ashes toasting,
Geese done to a turn,
Berries (dried) and wild grapes (seeded)
Mixed with dough and gently kneaded~
What a feast to earn! Indian corn in strange disguises,
Ash cakes, hoe cakes (many sizes),
Kernels roasted brown…
After months of frugal living
What a welcome first Thanksgiving
There in Plymouth town.

~By Aileen Fisher

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