November is here

November is here

 

This quiescent mist which envelopes

the landscape

An inaminate veil as a blanket of

obscurity

Heralds the onset of shorter days

and longer periods of darkness

Into this stagnant gloom we reflect 

on death as nature falls dormant

A time of All Souls and of Remembrance

An apt climate choreographed for a

season of meditation

Hibernation and lockdown are

ever present in this dulled world

Nature is inert and unresponsive

No response is genuine or appropriate

We languish in the doldrums of a 

colourless sea where the waves have 

retreated and the moon stares blankly

◄ Luis

The Curtain Falls ►

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keith jeffries

Sun 25th Oct 2020 11:19

JD., Emeka, Shifa, Kevin, Tony, Desmond and Stephen,

Thank you all for your comments. They are much appreciated.

Keith

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keith jeffries

Sun 25th Oct 2020 11:19

JD., Emeka, Shifa, Kevin, Tony, Desmond and Stephen,

Thank you all for your comments. They are much appreciated.

Keith

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Shifa Maqba

Sun 25th Oct 2020 09:54

Beautiful poem, Keith!

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kJ Walker

Sun 25th Oct 2020 09:41

Deliciously descriptive, not just of the season, but also the mood of the nation.

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Emeka Collins

Sat 24th Oct 2020 17:43

This poem captures this season aptly. Well done Keith

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J.D. Bardo

Sat 24th Oct 2020 15:27

like the squirrel outside my window, I to am preparing for the winter. thanks for your comments on my writing Keith, loved your Bio. and really liked faces in shadows, (memories) wow, J.D.

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Stephen Atkinson

Sat 24th Oct 2020 12:37

A beautiful summary of a dour month, Keith.

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