Monday, November 2, 2009


" November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snow.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fire burns
And the kettle sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."
~Clyde Watson~


Gail said...

Beautiful, I have heard the poem before but do not remember when.

I hope he is wrong about the snow!

Eve said...

Very nice Julie and I love the photo!

Rural Rambler said...

Very nice poem and love the picture of the horse turned out in his/her "blankie". Your picture is how I remember fall as a kid, thanks for the wonderful memory this morning :)

dog trot farm said...

Thanks all. I am getting nesting fever. I have been spending more time indoors rug hooking and cross stitching. The gardens have been put to bed for the winter, but leaves are waiting to be raked. How about you?

Rural Rambler said...

Julie I am going to answer, this is fun :) I was having outside withdrawal in a big old country way when we had all that rain. But now I am spending less time outside. I am having to push my body out the door for my heart healthy walk. I just want to cozy up and read and play with the computer and unfortunately hoover every kind of food that appeals to me this time of year. Chocolate Chip Cookies, pumpkin loaf, chicken and noodles, chili, kielbasa and cabbage, all forms of homemade bread, Sunday roast and all the stuff that goes, pumpkin pie oh and it just goes on and on!

CH doesn't help cause he doesn't have to watch what he eats and I can't sneak one peanut M&M without gaining two pounds. CH is still working outside with the supersucker and blower. The leaves are winning. Don't hate me but I checked our satellite program for Christmas music yesterday and I already have our candle lights in the windows. That is a little about what is happening here!

Jenny said...

I'm not usually very good with poetry, but I love that, very evocative and I love that tree!

dog trot farm said...

Thank you jenny.

Mina said...

You have a wonderful Blog !
My English is'nt very well, but i like to see pictures from other countrys an how it is to live there.
Greatings from Austria.


dog trot farm said...

Thank you for visiting Mina, hope you come back again.

Rural Revival said...

I like this poem. For me, there has always been something special about November!


PS. I'm enjoying your blog!

A New England Life said...

Great little poem that fits Autumn to a T! I'll have to copy that down. I really like it.

Your photo is beautiful when I clicked on it. Such wonderful contrasts. I'll bet that tree has lost all it's leaves by now.