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Somber Days

I am somber like November days and my words speak weak, as if through tired tongue I see the trees stand naked reaching their limbs across the stream as if touching and comforting each other from the bitter cold that's settling in sometimes I envy them I want to stand naked arch my back reach towards hands and feel the comfort of more than I am allowed and escape the bitterness as it settles in it doesn't seem fair to question a day or night that wears the same veil as me, colorless and silent in the breeze as it whispers through the trees sometimes I want to lean my ear and eavesdrop on them I want to peak beneath the skies veil and see the colors blend to see the rain less clear through colored drops fall upon a canvas and paint a masterpiece I want to feel my hands finger a pen, without tingling from bottled up emotions to feel my soul inside me not as if locked outside looking in, as if a stranger to my own life not be the afterthought or an emotion beyond words of some poet's muse I want to know the meaning of this emptiness I want to understand why the tree is as naked as my thoughts in winter yet dressed heavy in the summer and most beautiful in the fall why does beauty fall become grounded and dance in November's wind somber, like the day....

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  1. Date: 5/8/2014 10:32:00 AM
    Hi Sandra, As I read this it reminded me of days gone by and days ahead. Forward capturing of seasons~Deep thought and feelings, It spoke every thing as it should in this epic beauty of yours. Thanks so very much for sharing this lovely write with us my friend~ Peace, Deborah

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:06:00 PM
    Breathtaking. Im adding this to my favorites :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/27/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow, thank you Jay :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Hi Sandra, A most lovely write..I liked this one. Ken

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/26/2013 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ken :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Sandy, this is truly a fav for me in so many ways--love the personification, the subtle fragility, the way it never becomes disconnected as some poets can tend to do and never loses the reader because we all feel not only what you write but are what you write!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/26/2013 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig...this one started to come out as I was writing Emmanuel..so I just kept jotting thoughts and went back and worked on it when time allowed :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Your last line....sublime, Sandra! Jimbo

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/26/2013 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jim :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:38:00 AM
    beautifully crafted piece

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/26/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Liam :)
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 4:01:00 PM
    This is a truly beautiful poem you have written here Sandra. I really did enjoy these words. I love your fascination for trees. Sometimes I just love to stand there silently among the trees. Great write....peter

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/25/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Peter...I like looking at the trees, as a child I used to climb a giant maple and rest on its branches and write, or think, or cry...hugs :)
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 3:36:00 PM
    excellent sophisticated writing & thought process I think you should submit here Sandra see what you think? http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v12n2/poetry.shtml Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/25/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Debbie...I will have to go and check it out and see what the site is about...I will let you know :) hugs
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 3:13:00 PM
    love this thoughtful write, my friend - congrats on your wins too : )

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/26/2013 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Jack :)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Thanks for the congrads, great write here keep up the great work.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you and you are welcome :)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:59:00 PM
    - A deep   poem   Sandra .... gray November day ... then comes the snow with its white blanket .... Wrapped around bare branches. - Skilled poem ... always. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oh yes, we had a small taste of that snow last night... enough was still beneath my windshield wipers this morning when I ventured out... thank you Anne-Lise... hugs
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Sandy, when you say you wish all these things, my dear, you ARE all these things. you are the truest of poets for your poetry is elegant and effortless. Another beauty that you must add to that collection of poetry when you do your book.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow... thanks Andrea....I wasn't even sure of this poem as I read it back to myself before posting it... hugs :)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:49:00 PM
    a fluid poem that seems both sensual and sophisticated all at once - a true joy to read your kind of november, sandra ..:) huggs

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Nette...I don't know why this time of year stirs me most... hugs :)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 1:17:00 PM
    excellent Sandra deep feelings running through out kudos Shadow x smile hug 7

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Shadow...I am wowed by your reply...I didn't know if I was happy with the poem at first :) hugs
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Wonderful poem by you Sandra!LOVE it !!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Kash :) hugs
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Very good work Sandra, and a true free verse poem. Two thumbs up and a 7! Keep it up. G.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 11/24/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Giorgio, your reply made me smile :)