Friday, November 30, 2012

November


   November strips down to her essence-
   a dozen shades of brown and grey.
   October’s color-riot fades into memory,
   while a spare, somber beauty remains.

   Geese call mournful farewells
   as they retreat to the southern kingdom.

   The spring will bring an agony of birth
   but now, Earth folds in upon herself
   as she prepares for sleep.

Written for FF55 writing prompt.  Join us with 55 words of your own.

Image by Mary Bach 

24 comments:

  1. You captured the change of season exquisitely.

    Love reading you.

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  2. Sometimes the process takes a surprisingly long time.

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  3. Beautiful, Mary. November just flew by...I can't believe we are almost in December :)

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    1. Time goes waaay too fast! Thank you Ayala :o)

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  4. ah great capture of the season...love the folding in on itself...and there is pain in rebirth...lovely imagery.....

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    1. Thanks Brian. I'm always impressed by how prolific you are, and how you always manage to comment on everyone elses' work too. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Oh . . wouldn't it be great to hibernate? Lovely 55cents-worth

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    1. Yes, I'd love to hibernate through February and maybe part of March! Thank you Doctor!

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  6. Sometimes Earth seems to assume a wounded air before sleep. ~Mary

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    1. That's true Mary, and winter is the healing time.

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  7. I guess we all need a nap
    Just wish snow was not on tap

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    1. Heheh, naps are nice - and I'll take the snow too!

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  8. Love 'the southern kingdom.' We're having freaky weather here--70 degrees today, and I was thinking as I walked the dog "November spring." Just feels wrong. Great 55, Mary.

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    1. Thank you Hedge. I know, we are having unseasonably warm weather too...and it just ain't right.

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  9. Many have written Wintery tales as of late....
    But not like you Mary Bach.
    With all that brilliant talent in your head, I don't think that there is a lot of room left for CHEESE!
    Loved your Chilling 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. Thanks G-man. You're 55's always make my Friday. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  10. The first stanza is truly beautiful!

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  11. Yes, the gray of November, captured perfectly. A lovely and peaceful poem. November makes me want to curl into sleep, as well!

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  12. i didn't used to like november but the older i get the more i do see it has its own beauty.

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