by Thomas Hood

No sun–no moon!
No morn–no noon!
No dawn–no dusk–no proper time of day–
No sky–no earthly view–
No distance looking blue–

No road–no street–
No “t’other side the way”–
No end to any Row–
No indications where the Crescents go–

No top to any steeple–
No recognitions of familiar people–
No courtesies for showing ’em–
No knowing ’em!

No mail–no post–
No news from any foreign coast–
No park–no ring–no afternoon gentility–
No company–no nobility–

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member–
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,

And, so the first frosty and foggy morning of the year arrived!

This is how the garden looked this morning.

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Garden in fog  (5)

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Paddy Tobin. 

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3 thoughts on “November


    Driving in the dark lashing rain Cyclist, black apparel swerved… saved…. Sweat.

    Grazing cows rainsoaked pastures running pheasant safe haven shotgun down.

    Lenny leaping windowsill prized ornament… smithereens on the tiles.

    November dark and dreary… Sudden, on the horizon cerulean alizeran flash of sunlight.

    Hope Spring will come again.

    Doreen Drennan from my studio window.

    Best Regards

    Doreen Drennan

    Landscape/Seascape Artist +353 87 9303 755


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