Saturday, November 16, 2013

A November Poem

November is here again, cold and cloudy. I want to share a poem that was published on Your Daily Poem by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer    - November Trees
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Below is another November poem, a little more somber this time.

  November Evening

Sky cradles a sliver of  moon.
Saturn in the West, the only star.
Humpbacked mountains crouch.
Trees point leafless limbs above me.
Cold stings my cheeks, chills fingers
searching for warmth inside my coat. 
The white dog trots ahead
and pokes his nose into bushes
left bare by last week's freeze. Snow will fall
before dawn, dress firs, pines and oaks,
hills and houses in winter's wrapping.
I stop, savor the closing moments of dusk,
loath to go within and face the truth.

Will my brother see another autumn's gold?
Or does Eternity wait like the glistening
days of December, beckoning light
so bright he is drawn forever away?
               --- Glenda Council Beall


Nancy Simpson said...
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Nancy Simpson said...

This is a poem "drenched in emotion."

Glenda Beall said...

Thanks, Nancy, for your comment. It was an emotional time in my life.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This poem touched my soul. As Nancy said, "It's drenched in emotion." said...

Thank you, Brenda, for reading and for leaving a comment. I am always happy to know that my poetry touches the emotions in the reader.

Maren O. Mitchell said...

Glenda, this poem leads the reader into a beautiful moment, then ends with a surprising wrench. A superb poem - thanks.

Glenda Beall said...

Thank you, Maren, for leaving a comment here. I am including this poem in my next poetry book. I am happy that people appreciate it.