November Poems

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Image : Frosts’s My November Guest was my favourite November poem

“November is the pearl-grey month, the changeling between warm crimson October and cold white December; the month when the leaves fall in slow drifting whirls and the shapes of the trees are revealed. When the earth imperceptibly wakes and stretches her bare limbs and displays her stubborn unconquerable strength before she settles uneasily into winter. November is secret and silent.”Alison Uttley

I belong to a dynamic poetry club here in Malaysia and we have a theme when we gather to discuss and share poetry, our own as well as from published poets and writers. This month of November our theme was simple, it was well “November”!

I never knew there were so many “November” poems, with the words November as well as describing November and things that happened in history in a November month. Truly Wow! The one quoted in the text above symbolises a November in the Northern Hemisphere for me. Here on the equator November is just rainy everyday. If I could I would be a world of snow like my poem below:

Her Dance With Destiny

Out of the wardrobe she came
Looking for a new friend, a game
Finding fresh fallen snow
She walked out a little more

From between the woolen coats
She tied her safety ropes
Her lifeline back to reality
After her dance with destiny

Behind a cluster of white birch
Stark against the whiter church
She saw destiny extend his hand
He asked her come join his band

He was as blue as her icy heart
Shinning shimmering colder art
But his smile reached her, warmer
She accepted, walked out further

So she joined this band of sound
Making music upon the ground
Dancing deeper into whiter wonder
Finding rhythm’s beauty a splendour

A new game she played
Upon earth’s Teutonic plates
Keeping time guessing truths
Breaking rules leaving clues

A re-post of a poem written at the beginning of this year as I was so excited to see snow……in a photo sent to me from my best friend living in Alberta, Canada. It’s already snowing up in the Rockies and I wish I could go play with her in the white snow.

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image: snow in Alberta, from my Canadian friend

 

 

21 thoughts on “November Poems

  1. Gina, it is wonderful to see you back and moving forward and still loving snow. Have you made plans to see snow in your favorite place? I’m hoping it’s still on your bucket list! I have really missed you and your words, My Dear Friend!!! This may be prior writing to you but for so many of us it is brand new! Thanks for sharing!!! It is as beautiful as the snow!

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    • thank you Charles for always giving such amazing support, here and through our long emails, i have missed out on a lot on things during my “coma” it seems but happy to come back slowly and visit everyone in due time, keep on writing, your words have been the engine that’s kept the cafe open while many of us were away.

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      • As always, Dear Gina, you are too kind and generous! I appreciate your words more than you know! You have the kindest heart and I’m sorrowful that you have had to experience something that no parent ever should! Especially, at the start of such a joyous time in your life! I am always here for you because that is what friends do and I am thankful that You are My Friend too! I love the way you write and the way you touch sweet memories with ease! I, and everyone that knows you have missed you during your “coma”, but we know that sometimes that is the only way to heal and let the body and soul rest and recover.

        You cannot see us out here on the internet but we are all smiling to see your return in what ever way you can.

        I was happy to help the Cafe! I love that place and Christine has been a Super Hero Angel to keep it going!! I am happy to see your posts and face on the site!!
        Love, Hugs and Blessings to You, My Friend,
        Chuck

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      • Christine is an amazing person, a trustworthy friend and truly superwoman in my eyes, you and she have kept things alive and running and I am so thankful for the both of you.

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