Good smells drifting through the air,
Smiles on faces everywhere,
Silver gleaming, table laid,
Turkey waiting, salads made,
Young eyes shining, grown-ups’ too,
Talk of old times and the new,
Gladness to be here again,
Hope and peace wished to all men,
Prayers, songs, and joy of living—
All are part of Thanksgiving!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Nina Grover