Monday, November 14, 2011

Late November

Steel grey skies
outline naked trees,
the earth littered
with debris of summer.
A few procrastinating squirrels
frantically scurry,
looking for anything
to hide away for later.
The smart birds
have all found hiding places,
the smarter birds
have all gone south.
It’s coming, oh, it’s coming

9 comments:

  1. Very nice. I love the build up and the finishing line is perfect!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/the-last-grain-of-sand/

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  2. smart birds have gone south?

    lovely sentiments, and dynamic imagery, well penned.

    Happy Thursday.

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  3. No, no, no, I don't want it to come. I love Autumn best!

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  4. Parts of me are rapidly going south too! Never mind, this is a delightful piece about a miserable month!

    http://keithsramblings.blogspot.com/2011/11/hourglass.html

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  5. Been listening to the "smarter" birds making their exodus south for weeks! 'It's coming,' for sure, and no stopping it either. Wonderful and descriptive observation of time moving forward and season's change.

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  6. Nice take. I wish to join them now.
    William

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  7. Smarter birds indeed :) Great read, thank you!

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