Knowledge of November

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  “November Themes!”
(posted by Marian)
Pick one or more themes to write about.


The secret to enjoying
is to know
for which things
in your life
you are grateful.

Sidewalks/Autumn Leaves

Late in November’s chill
spilled leaves lie dry
and cracked on the sidewalks–
their colors bled out.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Knowledge of November

  1. Jim says:

    Your Thanksgiving poem rings very true with me, Sarah. Most things in my life, seemingly bad at the time, have helped shape me for the best. Perhaps the worst was a sad divorce after 13 years of marriage. Without that, though I still might have been suffering unbelievably through a terrible marriage. For sure I would not have met Mrs. Jim, my loving bride now of 44 years.
    p.s. I’ve been absent for a bit, cruising for three weeks. When we came back from Halifax to the Brooklyn docks Mrs. Jim and I hopped on the ferry over to the Wall Street Peer. From there we walked over to the 9/11 Memorial area. I thought of Magaly then but it had slipped my mind that you had returned to NYC.

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    great use of both sets of words – especially like the bloody dry leaves – such a vivid contrast and memorable too


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Beautifully eloquent!❤️


  4. Love how you describe the leaves bleeding out.


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