Sunday, November 11, 2012

Melancholy November



How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.


At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

-   Elsie N. Brady, Leaves

Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny autumn day. The temperature here was 75 degrees--unusual for this time of year. By evening, it was raining and a cold front moved in. Today's high is predicted in the upper 30s.

So, here it is. Another November.  Melancholy November.

November makes me feel unsettled, caught between the teardown of Halloween and the anticipation of decorating for Christmas in the manner to which my family has become accustomed.

Do you feel it yet? That itch? That urge to pull out the Christmas boxes and get right to it?

No, no. Patience. Still nearly two weeks until Thanksgiving. Oh, if I can only hold on for another week! Yes. That would be better . . . 


Make it a great day!
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7 comments:

  1. I like the poem and yes I'm getting the itch to get out the Christmas decorations.
    We had similar weather yesterday and today. (70 down to 20)!

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  2. Lovely poem and I too am a bit unsettled. The holidays are fast approaching and I am already behind! Also love the little trees in your previous post, so pretty!

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  3. Sweet poem, thank you for sharing! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment!

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  4. We had some very high winds recently. My yard is very deep in leaves. Going to wait until they all fall and mulch them.

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  5. Lovely photo ~ and excellent poem ~ Not ready for the Holiday ~ know what you mean though ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  6. Hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. Summer and Fall has just flown by. :/
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Won't allow myself to feel any pull till after Thanksgiving. My Nov. is very different from yours -2 birthdays and Thanksgiving, and up till now 3 more celebrations/events! If I have a tree in the first week of December I'm early and well -organized!

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