Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In Delightful Preparation... Baskets Brimming

Baskets brimming now sit before you 
Cranberries of such brilliant red hue
Wash and sort and place in a deep pot
Add orange juice, a bit of water, not a lot
Cook slowly and for that added touch
Maple syrup for sweetness, not too much
Cinnamon a sprinkle or two or three
Such sumptuous savor does surely please me
Thick and chunky a most delicious preparation 
Cranberry sauce, a yesterday, a now, in celebration.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Cranberries, Photo, Dayna McIsaac.


  1. ROSEMARIE - I can tadt the sweet and tart, the coolness and rough texture as it fills my senses - a bit of spice and hint of orange, delightful-delicious. My famous stuffing is all made, simmered with onion and sage, lean bacon and italian sweet sausage, bread and dried corn bread - chicken broth to moisten - folks come from miles around to have a taste - and those who enjoy it on Thanksgiving are especially delighted. So much to be thankful for - so much to remember and believe in, to honor and mourn - I am thankful for you my friend and all that you are in spirit, mind, body and intention - "thank you"
    Love Gail

  2. Dearest Gail,

    Ah... such savory delights we do share. Yes, I too would travel for such goodness! With heaping amounts of LOVE have a most HAPPY THANKSGIVING.