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Come November

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SpitFire
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0 posted 11-05-2001 09:55 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for SpitFire

Come November

I made it through another setting,
survived another pull of what is underneath,
and I hear a mountain cry.
You, you never hear a sound.

November is inside the why -
I wake or walk or wilt,
or dance for daring in the darkness,
then - lash back in, to dampness.
I reach across a public park,
stretch ashen and bare and never really gain,
just wash there,
whisper why I can no longer see.

It comes with the insight
of what grates my outer layers,
what strains my organs till they're sore.
It knows.
I can follow passing into winter
freeze the death inside my skin for months on end,
and wonder when the thaw will come,
rob me of my madness, leave me there in peace.

November traces sadness on the sidewalks,
it rakes the anger from my walls, and I hide,
aside a city calling, along a river so ill-stricken
I cry.

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serenity blaze
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1 posted 11-05-2001 10:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Funny...I was thinking that I will take one of my mystery late night walks, but before I do, I must read "miss A" and lookee what I found:

"November is inside the why -
I wake or walk or wilt,
or dance for daring in the darkness,
then - lash back in, to dampness. "

Love it of course...and not to worry, they don't seem to mess with people who don't give a damn...(smile?) wondrous insight again.
Midnitesun
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2 posted 11-05-2001 11:09 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

And the wandering soul
slips into the night
without a fight,
for no one knows
where this heart goes,
for November
chills
silently.
Tracey
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3 posted 11-05-2001 11:18 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

I never like November myself, always signals the beginning of winter. Your writing always gives me so much to reflect on. I must now go back for another read. I find more in your words each time I read them.

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

RSWells
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4 posted 11-06-2001 02:17 AM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

A leaf, still of life's fluid seeks to fall in brown brittle only to be uplifted in a favoring draft. A holding pattern against an ignominious landing. A beautiful individual dance, a billowed ballet forestalling sleep under winter's inevitable blanket.
Elizabeth Cor
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5 posted 11-06-2001 02:33 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

Oh, god A...

"It comes with the insight
of what grates my outer layers,
what strains my organs till they're sore.
It knows.
I can follow passing into winter
freeze the death inside my skin for months on end,
and wonder when the thaw will come,
rob me of my madness, leave me there in peace."

Know this? No, beyond... in that way that you know... god, Alicia, my god... you write me inside out until I feel splayed... can almost see my core pulsing, raw, unacclimatized to oxygen and the burn of eyes stroking its surface...

What you write scares me. And that's a severe compliment. I am shivering.
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6 posted 11-06-2001 07:12 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

"I made it through another setting,
survived another pull of what is underneath,
and I hear a mountain cry.
You, you never hear a sound."

You grabbed me right at the beginning, Alicia, and wow, it just kept getting stronger.. That first stanza feels like me, though.
Sandra

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7 posted 11-06-2001 07:17 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Wow, your work never ceases to amaze me in its depth.  Wonderful work, Spit Fire.  

All writing comes
by the grace of God.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Lady of Shallot
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8 posted 11-06-2001 07:20 PM       View Profile for The Lady of Shallot   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit The Lady of Shallot's Home Page   View IP for The Lady of Shallot

oh my goodness, this is dark for November.
Here I am falling around in leaves and laughing and smiling like a kid and this....is so sad  

-befriend yourself and you will never be alone-

Martie
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9 posted 11-06-2001 07:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

SpitFire--You are a really excellent writer...the vivid images in this are so gripping, they left me with your feeling.
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10 posted 11-06-2001 08:36 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

indeed, you never cease to amaze me as well SpitFire. . . your work comes from deep within your soul. . . and spills over the page like the rains of this November. . .

superb. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Temptress
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11 posted 11-06-2001 09:01 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Damn. I just don't think I have the words to express how much this reached into me. I LOVE this!

Sometimes the heart needs the solace of solitude and silence.

Dark Angel
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12 posted 11-07-2001 03:16 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I made it through another setting,
survived another pull of what is underneath,
and I hear a mountain cry.
You, you never hear a sound.


Alicia, I loved the way you opened this poem, so very powerful. You sure know how to pull your readers in m'friend.
And the rest is incredible, the imagery is amazing, this whole poem had a firm grasp on me, I could not take my eyes away, you drew me in and I didnt want to leave the sadness.

You're incredible!

Maree  

Dark Angel
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13 posted 11-09-2001 03:50 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I've come back to add this wonderful piece to my library.  
Severn
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14 posted 11-11-2001 10:26 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I have to say this solemnly..you are a writer of gravity.

Fairly stunned here...it's awesome..inspiring..and horribly true for me...

hugs

K
Jamie
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15 posted 11-24-2001 04:46 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

It seems you and I share our Novembers.
I would think it probably makes each reader a bit introspective.
enjoyed.

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
byron

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