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
Cranberries, Photo, Dayna McIsaac.