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Wed 3-Nov-10
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Toffeeapple
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November

by Thomas Hood

No sun"no moon!

No morn"no noon!

No dawn"no dusk"no proper time of day"

No sky"no earthly view"

No distance looking blue"

No road"no street"

No "t'other side the way""

No end to any Row"

No indications where the Crescents go"

No top to any steeple"

No recognitions of familiar people"

No courtesies for showing 'em"

No knowing 'em!

No mail"no post"

No news from any foreign coast"

No park"no ring"no afternoon gentility"

No company"no nobility"

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,

November!

I just thought I'd cheer you all up!  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 3-Nov-10
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I think you've had one too many¦get back on your broomstick¦.toffeeapplebig_laughbig_laugh

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

Wed 3-Nov-10
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Cheery poem that!

No mention of roaring log fires or crumpets toasting.

No mention of the joy of snuggling under eiderdowns

No mention of the way that the frost rims the skeletal remains

       transforming the ordinary into a thing of beauty

No mention of fireworks sparkling

No mention of rasberry vodka warming

No mention of the satisfying taste of hot chocolate

     that warms the heart and the hands

No mention of the smells of Christmas cakes baking

     or the wafts of mincemeat preparation

No mention of crisp Novmember walks

     when your breath hangs in the air

The joys maybe fleeting

And wrapped in fog

But crystal clear moments

      ring out in November

 

Sorry couldn't resist cheers

Wed 3-Nov-10
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Toffeeapple
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Touché Joanna.  I think the poet might have been a sufferer of SAD.

I'll try that again!

Wed 3-Nov-10
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wave  Very cheery TA  big_laugh

How about this one?
"How cold it is! Even the lights are cold;

They have put shawls of fog around them, see!

What if the air should grow so dimly white

That we would lose our way along the paths

Made new by walls of moving mist receding

The more we follow. . . . What a silver night!

That was our bench the time you said to me

The long new poem ” but how different now,

How eerie with the curtain of the fog

Making it strange to all the friendly trees!"


 

-   Sara Teasdale, A November Night  

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Wed 3-Nov-10
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I thinks so. I also think the misery brings out the worst in me and I guess I should take note of a proverb from the bible

Proverbs 25:20
 Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
   or like vinegar poured on a wound,
   is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Maybe I should be doing more big_hugbig_hug  and less being cheery whistle

Wed 3-Nov-10
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Ooh, I like that one Danuta, not come across it before.

I'll try that again!

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