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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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Date: 3/30/2020 9:03:00 AM
I've read several of your poems today, this beautiful one being my favorite.
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Date: 7/20/2019 6:20:00 AM
Fall days are definitely the somberest ones. Spring ones are my favorites when birds start to sing and flowers start blooming.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 7/20/2019 8:41:00 AM
I agree ... spring is much more alive though both have beauty... thanks for stopping by :)
Date: 2/25/2016 4:34:00 PM
So nice to read your poetry this evening, keep up the good work. Light & Love Debbie
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Date: 10/4/2015 4:30:00 PM
Hi Sandra, after reading Linda's "Invitation #2" blog. I am here to Wish You A happy Birthday... Hope you will have a nice and wonderful birthday. Love SKAT
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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
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Date: 11/26/2013 11:06:00 PM
Breathtaking. Im adding this to my favorites :)
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/27/2013 11:04:00 AM
wow, thank you Jay :)
Date: 11/26/2013 4:27:00 PM
Hi Sandra, A most lovely write..I liked this one. Ken
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/26/2013 6:21:00 PM
Thank you Ken :)
Date: 11/26/2013 8:43:00 AM
Your last line....sublime, Sandra! Jimbo
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/26/2013 6:22:00 PM
Thank you so much Jim :)
Date: 11/26/2013 8:38:00 AM
beautifully crafted piece
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/26/2013 6:23:00 PM
thank you Liam :)
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
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/25/2013 4:05:00 PM
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
Date: 11/25/2013 3:13:00 PM
love this thoughtful write, my friend - congrats on your wins too : )
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/26/2013 6:23:00 PM
thank you Jack :)
Date: 11/24/2013 8:17:00 PM
Thanks for the congrads, great write here keep up the great work.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/24/2013 8:32:00 PM
thank you and you are welcome :)
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 :)
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/24/2013 8:32:00 PM
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
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.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/24/2013 8:30:00 PM
wow... thanks Andrea....I wasn't even sure of this poem as I read it back to myself before posting it... hugs :)
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
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Date: 11/24/2013 8:29:00 PM
thank you Nette...I don't know why this time of year stirs me most... hugs :)
Date: 11/24/2013 1:17:00 PM
excellent Sandra deep feelings running through out kudos Shadow x smile hug 7
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Date: 11/24/2013 8:28:00 PM
thank you Shadow...I am wowed by your reply...I didn't know if I was happy with the poem at first :) hugs
Date: 11/24/2013 12:56:00 PM
Wonderful poem by you Sandra!LOVE it !!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 11/24/2013 8:27:00 PM
thank you Kash :) hugs