November Morning

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It speaks to me;
from cream softened oranges and greens disenchanted
confers

and in turn pours into my veins and lifts,
November dreary, dour and dark

when deeper truths trickle from walls that are spicedโ€”
I can never complain that years have been wasted,
as the wind breaks in
and sourwood blushes; itโ€™s much too easy to give up,
to disintegrate.
The half-light of morning scatters reveries that once used
to be mine,

perhaps it too is aware of the dangers of mitigationโ€”
as fallen leaves
curl upon the ground and hint;
beauty and pain are two sides
of the same coin.

And now caffeinated tears are being replaced,
tell me,
what can possibly be more fulfilling?
November dreary, dour and dark flows freely into my pen;
sketching all thatโ€™s possible as wisdom settles in,
we are finally one.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Miss. Pink. Coconut Illustrations, Pinterest

For my prompt at dVerse Pub, where I invite others to
contemplate the month of November. Come join us! ๐Ÿ’

Posted for Poetics: “What does November mean to you?” @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The “dreary, dour and dark” fit November so well, but maybe being inspiring in the same way as ink.

    Writing in darkness is better than sun.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  2. I, also, liked the repetition of “November dreary, dour and dark,” and my favorite line may be, “when deeper truths trickle from walls that are spiced”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jenna ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  3. Grace says:

    This sets the November mood for me, dreary and dark, with the half light of the morning. This is also my time for reflection so I hope for some of that wisdom settling in.

    Thanks for hosting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      (You are most welcome! Thank you for writing)

  4. I love the shift from โ€˜cream softened oranges and greensโ€™ to โ€˜dreary, dour and darkโ€™, typical November, and the lovely sound of โ€˜deeper truths trickle from walls that are spicedโ€™. I also love โ€˜November dreary, dour and dark flows freely into my penโ€™ and, of course, what flows out.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  5. I like the musing of this poem whilst nature is doing a November thing outside – nice contrasts and “greens disenchanted” most memorable!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  6. Lucy says:

    “November dreary, dour and dark flows freely into my pen;
    sketching all thatโ€™s possible as wisdom settles in,
    we are finally one.”

    Very dark and wonderfully written, Sanaa! I agree with you very much.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lucy ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  7. Francis says:

    Very well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  8. Reena Saxena says:

    A very comprehensive picture of November…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Reena ๐Ÿ™‚ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  9. I used the same title and with it a similar feeling, I think. You have written of the contemplative mood of a November morning, where ‘beauty and pain are two sides of the same coin’. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kathleen ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  10. Jane Dougherty says:

    The opening is exotic, but the poem sinks into the familiar dullness of November. I don’t know whether to be resigned or to see it as an opportunity.

    1. Sanaa says:

      For me, November is usually a time when I attempt to rise despite feeling resigned. Thank you so much, Jane ๐Ÿ™‚ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  11. calmkate says:

    the fluctuation of feelings make this feel like a transient imposition …

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  12. becoming one with the season and embracing that things must change

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Stu ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  13. D. Avery says:

    From veins to pen- I see what you did there. I also liked the disenchanted colors and the leaves curled upon the ground, hinting…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, D. Avery ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  14. Susan says:

    Good, good writing. I especially love: “…curl upon the ground and hint; beauty and pain are two sides
    of the same coin.” Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  15. msjadeli says:

    You and November are close friends, Sanaa. Such an intimate look at the month. My favorite line:
    “November dreary, dour and dark flows freely into my pen;”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  16. Gillena Cox says:

    WOW the pre winter mood has thoroughly caught you. Some lovely images

    Stay safe

    Much๐Ÿ’™love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ๐Ÿ˜€ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

      You too, stay safe!
      Much love …

  17. Very great poem Sanaa! I found this an interesting image!
    And now caffeinated tears are being replaced,

    I was tryin to imagine caffeinated tears!!
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  18. Ingrid says:

    You have really found delight in the darkness of Autumn here, Sanaa:
    ‘I can never complain that years have been wasted,
    as the wind breaks in
    and sourwood blushes’
    – I love these lines: no regret for anything that has passed and joy in the sparse beauty as Autumn turns to winter!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  19. “when deeper truths trickle from walls that are spiced”
    This line really sets the stage for your poem as beautiful words continue to flow! I am greatly enjoying reading your words as the TV continues to drone on into the night, I am there with your fallen leaves, curling upon the ground, oh the beauty and pain of November!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tricia ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  20. Mary Hood says:

    “itโ€™s much too easy to give up,
    to disintegrate.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  21. I love ‘beauty and pain are tow sides of the same coin’. Beautiful Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  22. Helen says:

    Lovely art, lovely poetry. You presented November in such a wonderful way …. that winter months feel survivable.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

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