Friday, November 27, 2015

Pumpkin Craze

I think of pumpkin pie but I am not obsessed with it. I am a take it or leave it kind of gal. But did you know there were poems about pumpkin pie, people most of my house included, love pumpkin pie that much. A couple of my favorite poems are "The Pumpkin" and "Farewwell O Fragrant Pumpkin Pie."
"The Pumpkin" by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1850
Ah! on Thanksday, when from East and from West 
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored;
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before;
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye,
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?

"Farewell O Fragrant Pumpkin Pie" by Oscar Ferdinand Telgmann and George Frederick Careron in 1889 

Farewell, O fragrant pumpkin pie!
Dyspeptic pork, adieu!Though to the college halls I hie.On field of battle though I die, my latest sob, my latest sighshall wafted be to you!And thou, O doughnut rare and rich and fried divinely brown!Thy form shall fill a noble niche in memory's chamber whilst I pitchmy tent beside the river which rolls on through Kingston town.And my Love—my little Nell,the apple of my eye to thee how can I say farewell?I love thee more than I can tell;I love thee more than anything—but—pie!

You might even be surprised to find pumpkin pie references in some of your favorite childhood songs like "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" makes a reference to homemade pumpkin pie being looked forward to by a man returning to his family's home in Pennsylvania.  "Sleigh Ride", also mentions sitting around a fire after being out in the snow and eating pumpkin pie. "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" encompasses the lyric, "Later we'll have some pumpkin pie / And we'll do some caroling". So there is some truth to the pumpkin craze! 

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  1. I dig the hand turkey in the pie, That is a great personal touch.

  2. Well, given the fact that pumpkin pie is pretty much my favourite and I could eat it all year round, I find your pie with the hand in it very fanciful. Interesting post and thanks for sharing it with us.


    1. Sandi thanks for stopping by and commenting its nice to hear from you again.

  3. Love the poems. You rarely see such a thing anymore. Thanks for sharing on Tips and Trick and we hope to see you again next week!

    1. I love poems, & I am glad you like it. Hope to see you here again, thank you!