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    November for Beginners
    BY RITA DOVE

    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!


    November 1981


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    -Roseanne



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    Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

  • #2
    Rita Dove is quite a lady. I met her at the University of Virginia. Very nice poetry selection.
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    • #3
      Lovely idea Roseanne, here's my submission...

      My November Guest
      by Robert Frost

      My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
      Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
      Are beautiful as days can be;
      She loves the bare, the withered tree;
      She walks the sodden pasture lane.

      Her pleasure will not let me stay.
      She talks and I am fain to list:
      She's glad the birds are gone away,
      She's glad her simple worsted grey
      Is silver now with clinging mist.

      The desolate, deserted trees,
      The faded earth, the heavy sky,
      The beauties she so truly sees,
      She thinks I have no eye for these,
      And vexes me for reason why.

      Not yesterday I learned to know
      The love of bare November days
      Before the coming of the snow,
      But it were vain to tell her so,
      And they are better for her praise.

      2000 AP1 mods: Kraftwerks high boost supercharger kit, Proflow Design throttle body, AP2 transmission, Stage 2 Competition Clutch, KW Variant 3 coilovers, RM strut tower brace, MG Racing X brace, AP2 V1 wheels, AP2 rear wing, Moddiction heat shield, Hella horns, Custom fab cold air box, Ceramic coated exhaust manifold, Fujitsubo Legalis R dual exhaust, custom front splitter, and custom vented OEM hood.

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      • #4
        November Rain
        by Guns & Roses


        When I look into your eyes
        I can see a love restrained
        But darlin' when I hold you
        Don't you know I feel the same?

        Nothin' lasts forever
        And we both know hearts can change
        And it's hard to hold a candle
        In the cold November rain

        We've been through this such a long long time
        Just tryin' to kill the pain, ooh yeah
        Love is always coming, love is always going
        No one's really sure who's lettin' go today
        Walking away

        If we could take the time to lay it on the line
        I could rest my head just knowin' that you were mine
        All mine
        So if you want to love me then darlin' don't refrain
        Or I'll just end up walkin' in the cold November rain

        Do you need some time on your own?
        Do you need some time all alone?
        Ooh, everybody needs some time on their own
        Ooh, don't you know you need some time all alone

        I know it's hard to keep an open heart
        When even friends seem out to harm you
        But if you could heal a broken heart
        Wouldn't time be out to charm you?
        Oh, oh, oh

        Sometimes I need some time on my own
        Sometimes I need some time all alone
        Ooh, everybody needs some time on their own
        Ooh, don't you know you need some time all alone

        And when your fears subside
        And shadows still remain, oh yeah
        I know that you can love me when there's no one left to blame
        So never mind the darkness, we still can find a way
        'Cause nothin' lasts forever, even cold November rain
        Happiness is a nice road, great weather, and driving the S with Sue in the seat next to me.

        "Whatever you do, where ever you go, enjoy the drive."

        I know for a FACT that the last year of production of the S2000 is 2003!!!!!
        After that, it will be the S2200 under an assumed name.

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        • #5
          Nicely done... how about a little humor?

          'November'
          by Tomas Hood

          No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
          No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -
          November!
          2000 AP1 mods: Kraftwerks high boost supercharger kit, Proflow Design throttle body, AP2 transmission, Stage 2 Competition Clutch, KW Variant 3 coilovers, RM strut tower brace, MG Racing X brace, AP2 V1 wheels, AP2 rear wing, Moddiction heat shield, Hella horns, Custom fab cold air box, Ceramic coated exhaust manifold, Fujitsubo Legalis R dual exhaust, custom front splitter, and custom vented OEM hood.

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          • #6
            I hate free verse!

            No matter the weathers
            I've ruffled some feathers.
            S2KDays: 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River || 2011 Black Hills

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            • #7
              Originally posted by s2kbobby View Post
              i hate free verse!

              No matter the weathers
              i've ruffled some feathers.
              ***
              -Roseanne



              Miscellaneous Musings:
              The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

              Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

              Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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              • #8
                There is always The Bard.

                Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold
                BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

                That time of year thou mayst in me behold
                When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
                Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
                Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
                In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
                As after sunset fadeth in the west,
                Which by and by black night doth take away,
                Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
                In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
                That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
                As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
                Consum'd with that which it was nourish'd by.
                This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
                To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
                ***
                -Roseanne



                Miscellaneous Musings:
                The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

                Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

                Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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                • #9
                  Who's Giving Thanks by Paula Goldsmith

                  He thankfully grazed on gravel and grass
                  Suddenly he heard a defining blast
                  He now rests with berries and nuts-
                  later becomes dreaded cold cuts-
                  and sausage dressing stuffed up his crevasse
                  2000 AP1 mods: Kraftwerks high boost supercharger kit, Proflow Design throttle body, AP2 transmission, Stage 2 Competition Clutch, KW Variant 3 coilovers, RM strut tower brace, MG Racing X brace, AP2 V1 wheels, AP2 rear wing, Moddiction heat shield, Hella horns, Custom fab cold air box, Ceramic coated exhaust manifold, Fujitsubo Legalis R dual exhaust, custom front splitter, and custom vented OEM hood.

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                  • #10
                    ROFL!!!!



                    ***
                    -Roseanne



                    Miscellaneous Musings:
                    The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

                    Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

                    Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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                    • #11
                      Thats a good one John
                      S2KDays: 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River || 2011 Black Hills

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I know this one isn't funny or anything, but it's rather moving. Not my typical genre, but something about it appealed to me. Reminds one that NOW is the time to go have an Adventure, because you don't know what is coming around the next corner or what may or may not be there for you in the future. Things happen way faster than most of us realize.


                        Carpe Diem, by Dream Theater

                        I'll always remember
                        The chill of November
                        The news of the fall
                        The sounds in the hall
                        The clock on the wall ticking away
                        "Seize the Day"
                        I heard him say
                        Life will not always be this way
                        Look around
                        Hear the sounds
                        Cherish your life while you're still around
                        We can learn from the past
                        But those days are gone
                        We can hope for the future
                        But there might not be one
                        The words stuck in my mind
                        Alive from what I've heard
                        I have to seize the day
                        To home I returned
                        Preparing for her fight
                        I held with all my might
                        Fearing my deepest fright
                        She walked in to the night
                        She turned for one last look
                        She looked me in the eye
                        I said, "I Love You...Good-bye"


                        ***
                        -Roseanne



                        Miscellaneous Musings:
                        The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

                        Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

                        Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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                        • #13
                          Frost and the Bard rarely disappoint.

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                          • #14
                            November comes, and November goes. With the last red berries and the first white snows.
                            With night coming early and dawn coming late, ice in the bucket and frost by the gate.
                            The fires burn, and the kettles sing, and the earth sinks to rest until next spring. – Clyde Watson
                            2000 AP1 mods: Kraftwerks high boost supercharger kit, Proflow Design throttle body, AP2 transmission, Stage 2 Competition Clutch, KW Variant 3 coilovers, RM strut tower brace, MG Racing X brace, AP2 V1 wheels, AP2 rear wing, Moddiction heat shield, Hella horns, Custom fab cold air box, Ceramic coated exhaust manifold, Fujitsubo Legalis R dual exhaust, custom front splitter, and custom vented OEM hood.

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                            • #15
                              The widower reviewed his past in a sunless light which was intensified by the greyness of the November twilight, whilst the bells subtly impregnated the surrounding atmosphere with the melody of sounds that faded like the ashes of dead years.
                              Georges Rodenbach

                              ***
                              -Roseanne



                              Miscellaneous Musings:
                              The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

                              Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

                              Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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                              • #16
                                And thusly, does November depart us.
                                ***
                                -Roseanne



                                Miscellaneous Musings:
                                The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

                                Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

                                Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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                                • #17
                                  Bye bye November.
                                  Happiness is a nice road, great weather, and driving the S with Sue in the seat next to me.

                                  "Whatever you do, where ever you go, enjoy the drive."

                                  I know for a FACT that the last year of production of the S2000 is 2003!!!!!
                                  After that, it will be the S2200 under an assumed name.

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                                  • #18
                                    One final shot-

                                    End Of November
                                    by John Paul Davis

                                    The one young maple
                                    still clutching tight to it's gold
                                    shows off at sunrise.


                                    2000 AP1 mods: Kraftwerks high boost supercharger kit, Proflow Design throttle body, AP2 transmission, Stage 2 Competition Clutch, KW Variant 3 coilovers, RM strut tower brace, MG Racing X brace, AP2 V1 wheels, AP2 rear wing, Moddiction heat shield, Hella horns, Custom fab cold air box, Ceramic coated exhaust manifold, Fujitsubo Legalis R dual exhaust, custom front splitter, and custom vented OEM hood.

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                                    • #19
                                      Yup. This is the end.


                                      ***
                                      -Roseanne



                                      Miscellaneous Musings:
                                      The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble. -Me

                                      Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. -Geri Weitzman

                                      Life is far too short to spend it sitting around hoping fun things and Adventures will find you. Go look for them! Or better yet, create them yourself. If you don't, one day you'll wake up and find that the window of opportunity has passed and it's too late. -Also Me

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