The Editors wish you a  Happy Thanksgiving.
Maybe someday it will be recognized as the time when the Natives of this land showed tremendous compassion and generosity toward strangers who would surely have perished without them.


"It is not love that begs for such reprieves,"
Petunias In November
By Rhina P. Espaillat 



"Men carving snow birds, seals, caribou"
Feeding Ducks,  Grey November
by Lyn Lifshin



"Players who slip into our dreams with whispers just before dawn"
 Los Huesos
(the bones)
by Charles P. Ries



"The night is harsh, the wind is hard"
Winter's Hope
by Aurora Antonovic


"The last leaves whisper"
Autumn to Winter
By E.W. Richardson
"The eternal cycle of the seasons"
What The Leaves Told Me

By E.W. Richardson


"We bury our dead"
Where the Mallow Grows
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John



"A whisper of yellow leaves"
Indian Summer

by Deborah Russell


"Boughs bend to shut out the wind"
Autumn Haiku
By Judith K. Witherow




By: Ellaraine Lockie
Review By: Charles P. Ries





At Quill and Parchment we are always happy to explore many cultures through poetry, short stories, songs, or articles.  Thus we share with you Ricardo J. Salvadore's in depth article on the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations.
What Do Mexicans Celebrate On The Day Of The Dead?
By Ricardo J. Salvador


One of my favourite ways to start using turkey leftovers in a hearty breakfast menu.
Turkey Hash

from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

This old fashioned, easy to make pie, will stick to your ribs as you disguise the leftover turkey!
Turkey Pot Pie
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John



This seasonal treat can be served as a dessert, as a tea-time treat or as a sandwich with left over turkey!
Persimmon Bread

from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland St. John


Graphics by Sara Wadington

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