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I am lost November,
with the breath of winter
at the hairline of its neck.

I am the blood orange that
sours a little too soon.

A thirty day intuition
to a season of good will.

A blip on the side of
the road that melts easily
out of sight, out of mind.

An unremembered instance
on a torn index page
of a forgotten, spineless book.

I am lost November.
Remember me the instance
when you feel unremembered too.
I really feel sorry for November. It must be hard to be the precursor to December.
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ordinary-monster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
There are a number of reasons why I would not write a text like this. Lack of talent and poor command of English to name two... 

November is not exactly my favourite month either. Weather is usually somewhere between bad and awful and November itself is often just a passage of days one must go through after colorful autumn and before better things to expect in December. In short, pretty useless month although a month whereas any other... And from that perspective, November has deserved its place and this great poem of yours in its honor. 

So... I enjoyed your clever choice of words and images they made me think. For me those are two definite signs of a poem I will like and this goes to prove it again. Looks like I will need to read more of your texts, too... :)


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Stormtehwolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my Birthday is in November... i feel sorry for it too
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truthaboutforever11 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Waaaah!  awesome!
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ThatSparklyStalker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I cannot even put into words how beautifully writtent his was so here Hug  
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Ultraviolentiae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Amazing! =)
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GenasArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Writer
Nice :-)  I really like the line " A thirty day intuition..."  well said.
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WayTOGOZippo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny you say that, because I honestly love November more than almost any other month.  I do say I am not a fan of the winter months (which usually last December through May where I live, lately), but being able to usually wear light sweaters during November, at the tail end of fall, seeing your breath in the air, and still maybe being able to shove in another bonfire or two before it gets too cold... I have a lot of fond memories of November.... and it's that one time of year you can get together with family without the kids demanding presents or candy. Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday.  
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving you have a different view of it. :) I relate a lot with November. If makes me feel more wanted than any other month. We identify with each other. :)
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WayTOGOZippo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's true.... and I love that you identify so much with it that you wrote a poem about it.  You have beautiful work to begin with- probably because of your emotional connection.  I really respect that.  c:

I'm usually a lurking watcher, but this one caught my eye so much that I did have to comment on it.
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NianLauri Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Love it... Just simple love it. It reminds me of some Nightwish or Poets of Fall songs...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Time-Signature Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist

Wow, this is simply stunning.  Beautifully melancholic, with that touch of frost.

November is my favorite month, but I never thought of it this way. 

Wonderful work; keep it up.

You're a really talented poet, and I look up to the way you weave your words together. 

The magic starts from the title; it captured me and didn't let me go. 

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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your words have made me smile from ear to ear. Thank you so much, my dearest. :hug:
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Time-Signature Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really liked the flow of this one, it was nice.

I like November. It's got nice weather in my opinion, and the name just sounds really nice.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dearest. :)
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome my lady
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bellavette Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
beautiful!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Writer
Lovely descriptions, hun, they really resonate a sense of neglect and sheer forgetfulness.

I don't know how it is on your side of the pond, but here in the U.S. many families celebrate Thanksgiving...many laughs, much food, and week away from school :D November most definitely is not forgotten :P
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much, love. LOL, I wish November was the same in England. :P
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Writer
No problem, m'dear. I can't say I know what November is like without Thanksgiving (though a relatively large amount of non-native American families do)....:iconturkeylaplz:
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SilverMoonRising Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. :)
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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SilverMoonRising Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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xEternalSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
My birthday is in November.
And baby, even my parents forget it sometimes.
Love you dear. Let's just stay under the radar together 
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I adore that line: Let's just stay under the radar together.

Lets do just that...love you too! :heart:
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andupandu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
great poem :D
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the first stanza.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you dearest! :)
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible piece! And extremely creative! :D
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dearest!! :hug:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :hug:
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PatternVSUser Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"November" is actually the title of Sadistik's best song on his debut album (The guy's also a great poet). That's how I remember it.

Can you write a poem about what it's like to be December, if we're already at that idea? What it's like to be the last month?
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope to write Flash Fiction and Poetry for all twelve months! Thank you so much for your comment, dearest! :)
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w-anderlust Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Writer
November is actually quite lovely too..
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
November is my favorite month. It's also the month of my birthday, go figure.  But I love the weather, the golden amber gemstones of November.  It is just a beautiful month and I believe it can stand for itself. :) Love the poem!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My dearest Kayla. Thank you so much for the lovely words...even your comments are so beautifully poetic! :hug:

How are you, my dearest?
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rafun1312 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems to me, April has the same problem, squeezed in between March and Mai... 
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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IntraSect Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
November is a season in youth -- not precursor, but process.

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin"
--
Zechariah 4:10

December is its time.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Kreatress Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful poem. I love words "Lost November," they sound great together somehow.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dearest. :)
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wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful. Wonderful work such talent.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :)
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This sort of reminds me of something I wrote myself: 24.media.tumblr.com/6f0c603358…
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