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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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  • #2
    Rita Dove is quite a lady. I met her at the University of Virginia. Very nice poetry selection.
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    You get out of life what you put in it. That explains a lot of people.

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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.

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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!
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          • #6
            I hate free verse!

            No matter the weathers
            I've ruffled some feathers.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by s2kbobby View Post
              i hate free verse!

              No matter the weathers
              i've ruffled some feathers.
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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.
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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
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                  • #10
                    ROFL!!!!



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                    • #11
                      Thats a good one John
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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"


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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
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