We will travel together, November,
to a solitary place, alone,
serendipity we’ll remember,
as we take the long journey home.
There’ll be time to put pen to paper,
to reflect on rhythm and rhyme,
to key and tone developing thoughts,
to edit words so fine.
There’ll be time to sit and relax,
to do simply nothing at all,
pile wild words up
on November racks,
while poetry holds us in thrall.
Polly Stretton © 2012
10/11/2012 at 16:00
Beautiful shots and poem.
Thanks for sharing.
10/11/2012 at 16:01
Glad you like them, Bill, and thank you for visiting 🙂
10/11/2012 at 16:23
“There’ll be time to sit and relax,
To do simply nothing at all,”—Oh, good. Can you see to it that I get some of that, too? 😉
10/11/2012 at 16:24
heh-heh … we all need a little bit of that ~ you can get some as soon as you’ve finished signing books and smiling ~ your face will feel like it did on your wedding day ~ remember? All that smiling 😀 Glad you liked the November poem and thanks for commenting 🙂
10/11/2012 at 16:25
Yes, and for a flat-affect introvert, we’re talking major facial muscle soreness.
10/11/2012 at 16:28
Go-on-with-you! You know you’re loving it 😀
10/11/2012 at 16:43
I suspect it will be one of those things where you love it after the fact.
10/11/2012 at 16:45
Yes ~ make sure you have lots of photos ~ you might hate them right now, but later they’ll be great memories 🙂
10/11/2012 at 16:32
Polly, this is just perfect. Love the travelling with November all the way to the close.
10/11/2012 at 16:35
Thank you for your comments, Susan. It’s that time of year, I guess, when we get somewhat reflective … x
10/11/2012 at 18:17
Ok, after reading this (and viewing Geoff’s lovely photos), I’m getting excited again! 🙂
10/11/2012 at 18:26
Ah-ha! A good thing! 🙂
11/11/2012 at 13:21
Very much so! 🙂
10/11/2012 at 20:05
I will travel too, it is posts like these, Polly that stroke the wings on my feet
10/11/2012 at 22:45
Ah, what a lovely thing to say, thank you Silver … I hope to stroke the wings on your feet more often 🙂
10/11/2012 at 20:55
10/11/2012 at 22:45
‘er … thanks Seb … I think 😉
11/11/2012 at 03:44
Pile wild weasel words up
On November racks…love this…love when there’s time to really breathe poetry…and what better time than in november…long dark evenings…a warm fire…sigh…
11/11/2012 at 05:06
Ah, it’s a good time of year, I love November.
Thanks for your thoughts on my November poem, Claudia ~ can’t wait for your next poem to find out where you are 🙂 x
11/11/2012 at 13:53
Hi Polly – a lovely poem with a beautiful cadence. Did you hook this up to dVerse? It’s not exactly a “truce” and yet certainly a remembrance and a kind of truce with all that needs to be put aside a moment. Anyway, I didn’t see your link there. k.
11/11/2012 at 14:17
Hi k, I hadn’t linked it up with dVerse as it’s not intended as an armistice poem but is more about anticipating remembering.
Things are a tad hectic here just now as I’m about to go away for a week’s residential on form in poetry ~ I’m looking forward to it 🙂
Thanks for your comments ~ great prompt btw 🙂
11/11/2012 at 14:49
smiles…wild weasel words …love that…and when the words get a little wild…you make november sound peaceful…the rhythm of your words only adds to that feel…hope you have fun on that trip…and enjoy the journey…smiles.
11/11/2012 at 14:51
You are a discerning man, sir 🙂 We are about to go on ‘that trip’ and plan to enjoy every second 🙂
Thank you for your comments, Brian.
11/11/2012 at 16:14
Ah, a fun vacation plans in the works — it seems. Must be no children with you on this one. Ahhhhh. And a writing partners — wow, I’ve never had one of those. What a luxury
11/11/2012 at 16:22
Sabio, you’re right ~ no children (!) ~ it will be a fun vacation ~ but a working vacation too. We’re studying form in poetry with experts on the topic for nearly a week ~ aren’t we lucky? 🙂
Love your description of a ‘writing partner’ ~ a luxury for sure 🙂
Many thanks for your comments ~ good to see you visiting again.
12/11/2012 at 01:16
Wow, what a great opportunity — I will hold back my envy! 🙂
12/11/2012 at 06:20
There could be more about it, here, next week Sabio ~ thanks again for your thoughts 🙂
11/11/2012 at 18:51
I think there is peace in this…maybe the truce element from allowing ourself to do nothing but write and soak up the words….maybe a truce for a time with day to day life….
11/11/2012 at 18:57
What an observation you make, Stu. Peace can be seen … as we declare a truce and say ‘no outside influences will interfere’ with a special time.
Thank you for your comments ~ most appreciated.
11/11/2012 at 20:08
Truce indeed. But not all travelled home. Not all should have gone. We have peace and writing time due to the sacrifices of many, playing out the follies of a few.
11/11/2012 at 20:27
Your words are indisputable and comments appreciated ~ Polly
13/11/2012 at 05:21
Pile wild weasel words up/On November racks… this sounds like a time worth anticipating. As far as honoring those who have fought for country and home, I honor them, but I do not believe our world is better for any war. Long story, but it’s more about profits made by old white men than it ever is a threat to our way of life; after all, Americans sold untold amounts of armaments and equipment to Hitler while he was punishing Europe. Only after our country was threatened did the selfsame manufacturers turn around and get richer off the American government. But that’ just me. And it in no way takes away the respect and honor I accord those who have actually been in the line of fire. It’s the military/industrial complex I have problems with. Peace, Amy
17/11/2012 at 15:42
Thanks for your response, Amy, and apols for the delay in reply, just back from a week away 🙂