dusk arising

of november fallen



 

 

twas in the late of november fallen
as winter fell cruel on the land
to catch ye then as ye hurry
home and didst not tarry to inhale
her deep crisp and chilling greeting
nor heed your old bones a creaking
all buttoned up and swift upon thy way
in this time of a coal fire warming
with mulled glass of good cheer
hail and hearty,
aye,

winter be here.

Comments10

  • ANGELA & BRIAN

    ANGELA HERE - Good Morning DUSK ~ Theres a nip in the air this morning in Essex and we*re in Lockdown agan ! Thanks for the Video a very intriguing Tune to wake up to !
    Love the POEM and the language ! Nothing like a Mulled Wine after a hard days work and we do have and *Open Coal & Log Fire* in our first Home together. Despite the Lockdown - Brian & I will both be in our Jobs (Teaching & Physio) Full Time ! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
    Love Angela & Brian.

    • dusk arising

      You two take care out there and keep yourselves safe from the virus. THis winter and christmas will be so special for you as your first as a married couple. Falling asleep in one anothers arms to keep warm is one of the most basic ways to celebrate your bond, and quite a wonderful place to wake up too!

    • orchidee

      A fine write Dusk.

      • dusk arising

        Time to put that doggy jacket on Fido and wrap your head in a scarf Orchi.

      • Lorna

        Right! Home we go again! Told ya! It's nice there isn't it....... this early November will be full of angst here as we see if we are going to remain a democracy or fall to the fascists.. keep fingers crossed that we squash the bug........

        • dusk arising

          From across the pond in Blighty we watch amused at your elected clown. He is very entertaining but seems to rely on the same joke time after time - himself!

          Yes home is a good place to be in winter when you have a good store of fuel and food with a blazing fire in your hearth.

        • L. B. Mek

          Brilliant!
          the picture was so atmospheric as well, as a whole: a completely delectable meal for my reading pleasure,
          writes like these are the simple gems I cherish

          • dusk arising

            Woah there, thats taken me aback. I'm really pleased you liked this one. Thank you.

          • Neville


            November ... aargh, and arguably my least favourite of all the months ..

            ... here you do her proud though .. as like a siren .. she dares to pave the way and beckon deeper winter in ....

            Neville

            • dusk arising

              This guy fawkes has become an opportunity to further upset my neighbor who has taken upon himself he task of being the most awkward being upon the planet, so i've been looking forward to November.

              Yes, stepping out the other evening the first chill of winter air alerted my nostrils..... a change in the air.... happens every year and reminds one of time's cycle..... i must check the tyres on that.

              Thanks Neville.

            • Fay Slimm.

              Your words bring their own shiver as November peeps through each line - - a time indeed when outdoor jobs seem impossible and log fires crackle to beckon us in.............. another little gem my friend which was a delight to read.

              • dusk arising

                Thank you, yes its important for us senior chickens to stay warm and safe and ignore the outdoors as much as we can this year i think. Though thats a new way of writing comes to mind, the view from my window as dawn peeps over the hedge teasing my frosty panes (and pains lol).

              • The Uneducated O.A.P

                And didn't winter come along quickly this year,
                Tred to take the dog out this morning,she sat down and gave that, yer avin a laugh ain't ya.look.
                Nice novembury write

                • dusk arising

                  Yes winter came a a sharp reminder of what cold feels like. Wrap up warm u vulnerable oldie and stay safe.Pity that poor dogs arse sat on the winter cold frosty ground.... recipe for piles.

                  • The Uneducated O.A.P

                    Lol, wife does a lot of cooking, never seen a recipe for piles. Mind you, some of her pies are suspect.

                  • blue orchid

                    don't remind me,i turn 38 on november 24,more often than not we are covered in snow.i don't like being really cold.haha,you make it sound nice,thanks dusk,

                    • dusk arising

                      I'm unsure about 'nice' but it certainly suddenly became cold here in U.K.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      In these cooler times it is always so wonderful to be indoors at home safe, warm and comfortable within oneself.

                      Andy

                      • dusk arising

                        Thanks Goldie, we don't seem to have a lot of choice these days. Being vulnerable (I'm going to get a chip on my shoulder - thanks Government) i'm shielding again.... living for another day.

                      • jarcher54

                        One continuous compelling sentence. As clever as it is touching.

                        • dusk arising

                          Hope you didn't read it aloud. Would certainly need a good deep breath...... to be honest sometimes i just ignore capitals and punctuation (as do many these days) but not always.... gives more interpretive freedom to the reader I hope.

                          Thanks for dropping in and commenting.



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