Thanksgiving Dinner Guests


Beautiful table with thanksgiving food

NaBloPoMo prompt for November 25:

Do you think it’s better to be a recognized expert for one thing, or known to be really good at lots of things?

I just didn’t feel like writing about specialists or generalists.

What I felt like answering was a post I saw on another blog:

The Bookwyrm’s Hoard:   Seven Characters I’d Invite for Thanksgiving Dinner.

I thought of seven characters from my favorite detective novels:

  1. Morse


  1. Lord Peter
  2. Harriet Vane

Wimsey and Vane

  1. Spenser
  2. Susan Silverman
  3. Armand Gamache
  4. Madame Renne Marie Gamache

But then I couldn’t at all imagine them eating together, as different and quirky as they are.


So I turned my attention to Thanksgiving as an American holiday, and thought of seven of my favorite American poets I would love to have over for Thanksgiving. I limited my list to those who are gone from this world, in poetry heaven:

What a conversation they would have!

  1. Emily Dickinson


  1. Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop

  1. Theodore Roethke


  1. Josephine Jacobsen


  1. Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson

  1. eecummings


  1. Denise Levertov


Denise Levertov

( sorry about the numbers; couldn’t figure out how to remove them!)

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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