And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.
- Clyde Watson
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds -
- Thomas Hood, No!
A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated
to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.
of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed,
are as crisp as autumn air.
- Eric Sloane
The name 'November' is believed to derive from 'novem' which is the Latin
for the number 'nine'. In the ancient Roman calendar November was the
ninth month after March. As part of the seasonal calendar November is
the time of the 'Snow Moon' according to Pagan beliefs and the period
described as the 'Moon of the Falling Leaves' by Black Elk.
- Mystical WWW
The stripped and shapely
The ghosts of her
The ground is hard,
As hard as stone.
The year is old,
The birds are flown.
And yet the world,
In its distress,
Displays a certain
- John Updike, A Child's Calendar
Saw the rainbow in the heaven,
In the eastern sky the rainbow,
Whispered, "What is that, Nokomis?"
And the good Nokomis answered:
"'Tis the heaven of flowers you see there;
All the wild-flowers of the forest,
All the lilies of the prairie,
When on earth they fade and perish,
Blossom in that heaven above us.
- Henry Wadsworth Longellow, Song of Hiawatha
Have a great Tuesday, even though it's November!