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Dark November

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Dark November

                                          Slowly fading into dark November
                                           Trying my best not to surrender

                                 Bright and sunny days are long gone by now
                                   Now awaits the biting cold wind and snow

                                 Maybe it wouldn`t be so bad if I was a bear
                          Go to sleep and wake up to a new spring around here

                               Would be terrible to forget the alarm clock though
                    Such a shame that would be, to oversleep the springtime glow

             Oh well..somewhere in a far away distance there must be a new spring
          Whatever this darkness may give us, springtime will be an enormous upswing




A.Ertsland
November 16th 2012


Dear Soupers!: I can`t stand the winter..;-)

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:34:00 PM
    hello, Arlid,, im happy to hear of your vacation. .. I myself am returning from a long week away from the soup. I will return fully. ..as always. .. I wanted to stop by yesterday. but, it's been hard speaking of it. I still can't. maybe you can view the blog my sister posted for me.... I'll be back from my computer. ..luv...tex

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 3:05:00 PM
    LOL, I love G N Roses... and I picked this poem... cuz of the title. My all time favorite song is...GNR's NOVEMBER RAIN... that makes a good contest theme... thank you... LINDA

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:02:00 PM
    I Know a certain someone who hates November. Arlid thank you for the hi. when will you post a new poem. ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:57:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one..Today is a rainy, cloudy, damp, and cold day but not quite winter yet..Winter can be hard..I don't like it when I have to go out in the weather like today..It is a stay at home kind of day..Spring is quite a few months away..I am glad that you were able to write such a great work for me to read on this late fall day ...Thanks for your presence at my work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 8:50:00 AM
    Ok duck my friend, here is the first snowball ***************..... Enjoy your Sunday Brother.... Michael

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Arlid, for years and years..I dreaded November, i felt the evilness in the month... For many years all i wanted to do was close my eyes, and forget what November did to me every year.. :-( :-(.... well I got over it, once my youngest was born on November . Have you ever heard the song. "November Rain" by *Guns N Roses* That is how my life felt. Anyways, love the different toll you took with these dark day to follow and come.. Yes, we shall wait for spring, and forget what November Ruins.. xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 5:08:00 PM
    I agree! I can't wait for the warm sun rays to land on my bare shoulders once again. Stay warm. Wonderful poem. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:43:00 PM
    You know what you need my Poet brother?? a good ole snowball fight. lol.. a slay ride ??? Let me know if this helps... Anyway you have written a really good piece my friend.. all good over here how about you?? Michael

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:10:00 PM
    Maybe we should be like the bears and go into hibernation for the winter. I know I can hardly wait for spring each year. I am like you and hate winter yet look at where we live. Lovely poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:20:00 PM
    I'm from Los Angeles, so I can't do the cold. Cold here is wind and rain, so I will not complain! Good write and Thank for the visit!

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 6:37:00 AM
    I really enjoyed the poem.West Norwegian winter SUCKS!!We just have to make it warm and cozy inside, and try our best to be survive the winter!!! maybe we should have gone into hibernation? Lol Big hug from me Laila

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:55:00 AM
    This is a very beautiful poem my friend Arild! So, it's so cold there! Then, come to Thailand with your family! It's very humid here. My airconditioner is turned on almost the whole day. Huh! higher electric bill then, lol. Congratulations for your marvelous poem! God bless you and your family always! love/hugs, Leonora

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/17/2012 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yay!! Hi Leonora:) We did have our holiday over in Thailand September last year..missed it ever since! Wonderful country, beautiful people:-) hugs and love~arild
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:41:00 PM
    This is really a fun read, ARild. I really enjoyed it. I am with you. Winter SUCKS. btw, someone already wrote a clerihew about me. hahaha.

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    Date: 11/17/2012 4:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it sucks..BIG TIME!!:-) hahaha..who wrote a clerihew about you Andrea?
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 7:57:00 PM
    i never liked the cold...wish we could bypass winter altogether....enjoyed this poem :)

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    Date: 11/17/2012 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ..lol..yes,think we`ll have to come up with a masterplan for how to bypass this dreadful season:-) enjoy your weekend dear Sandra!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 1:18:00 PM
    The season of darkness overcomes many. Point your toes to the south and keep on moving! Enjoyed this write and reminder that spring will follow...John

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    Date: 11/16/2012 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ..will DO like the birds!:-)
    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/16/2012 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol..think I`ll like the birds.they head southbound these days!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:32:00 PM
    Hi Arild only thing I like about winter is when it snows my garden looks as good as everyone elses, going to hiberante now see you in the spring, all the best Owen

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    Date: 11/16/2012 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lmao..but careful so you don`t oversleep the spring Owen:-) All the best my friend
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:13:00 PM
    Im with ya there Arid.. I do not care for the winter either.. You paint such a nice picture with your words. Hope all is ok tell the family I said hello. I have been very busy and not much time for PS :( anyways take care cory

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    Date: 11/16/2012 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    doing fine over here,Cory!:) will send your hello to the fam my friend:) take care and enjoy the weekend
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Nice one Arild, remember as winter settle in one place spring is rising in another. Bears smell anyway. xx I loathe the winter need a holiday where its warm.

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    Date: 11/16/2012 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol..yep,even that dreadful mr.winter needs a holiday:-) xox
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:31:00 AM
    Guess you need to go find SOMETHING you like about it..it's here to stay yes? Light & Love

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 11/16/2012 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol..yes it gives me a brilliant excuse to buy tickets and head south!:-) hugs to ya`