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November for Beginners

2013/09/28

That is the name of the following poem by Rita Dove.  I found it here.  You can find out more about Rita Dove here.

November for Beginners

Snow would be the easy
way out—that softening
sky like a sigh of relief
at finally being allowed
to yield. No dice.
We stack twigs for burning
in glistening patches
but the rain won’t give.
So we wait, breeding
mood, making music
of decline. We sit down
in the smell of the past
and rise in a light
that is already leaving.
We ache in secret,
memorizing
a gloomy line
or two of German.
When spring comes
we promise to act
the fool. Pour,
rain! Sail, wind,
with your cargo of zithers!
Here is a pic of something that is for the fall or reminds me of fall.
Image
A full moon 10/22/10
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