Valleys lay in sunny vapor,
And a radiance mild was shed
From each tree that like a taper
At a feast stood. Then we said,
"Our feast, too, shall soon be spread,
Of good Thanksgiving turkey."
And already still November
Drapes her snowy table here.
George Parsons Lathrop was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1851. He was the author of Dreams and Days (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1892) and Rose and Roof-Tree (James R. Osgood, 1875), as well as several works of prose, including In the Distance: A Novel (J. R. Osgood, 1882). He died in New York City in 1898.