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20 Poems That Will Fill You With Gratitude on Thanksgiving and Beyond

House Beautiful Logo By Hadley Mendelsohn of House Beautiful | Slide 1 of 21: If you celebrate Thanksgiving to show gratitude, what better way to express it than with poetry? After all, the great poets of yesteryear and today say it best. So we rounded up twenty poems to read, reflect on, and share this Thanksgiving and all year long—whenever you're feeling grateful, really. From historical poems to contemporary works of resistance that highlight the problematic roots of the holiday to more abstract pieces paying tribute to the beauty, love, and connection all around us, keep reading for a library of moving Thanksgiving poems ahead.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving to show gratitude, what better way to express it than with poetry? After all, the great poets of yesteryear and today say it best. So we rounded up twenty poems to read, reflect on, and share this Thanksgiving and all year long—whenever you're feeling grateful, really. From historical poems to contemporary works of resistance that highlight the problematic roots of the holiday to more abstract pieces paying tribute to the beauty, love, and connection all around us, keep reading for a library of moving Thanksgiving poems ahead.

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