Margaret Hillert

(1920 - 2014 / Saginaw, Michigan)

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Margaret Hillert (January 22, 1920 – October 11, 2014) was an American author, poet and educator. Hillert, a life long resident of the state of Michigan, was widely known for her children's literature, having written over eighty books for beginning readers. She began writing poetry at a young age and published her first verses in 1961.
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First Thanksgiving

If I had been a Pilgrim child
Among the fields and forests wild
Where deer and turkey used to roam,
A cabin would have been my home
With fireplace and earthen floor
And bearskins hanging at the door.

I would have gathered berries bright
For candles fragrantly alight,
And dug for clams and picked the corn
And laid the table smooth and worn.
Or hunted nuts hard-shelled and good
And helped in any way I could,
With time to laugh and play and run
When Indian children came for fun.

And on the first Thanksgiving Day
I would have met with friends to...

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