November Morning

November Morning
by Evaleen Stein

A tingling, misty marvel
Blew hither in the night,
And now the little peach-trees
Are clasped in frozen light.

Upon the apple-branches
An icy film is caught,
With trailing threads of gossamer
In pearly patterns wrought.

The autumn sun, in wonder,
Is gayly peering through
This silver-tissued network
Across the frosty blue.



The weather-vane is fire-tipped,
The honeysuckle shows
A dazzling icy splendor,
And crystal is the rose.

Around the eaves are fringes
Of icicles that seem
To mock the summer rainbows
With many-colored gleam.

Along the walk, the pebbles
Are each a precious stone;
The grass is tasseled hoarfrost,
The clover jewel-sown.

Such sparkle, sparkle, sparkle
Fills all the frosty air,
Oh, can it be that darkness
Is ever anywhere!

**From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop prompt: Fall in your neighborhood! Share some Fall pictures that capture the season in your neck of the woods.

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16 responses to “November Morning

  1. CrystalBurnworth

    Hey where is the Picture of Matthew’s red cheek from the 2 foot root his brother was swinging and tagged him? …but I guess that was technically in October. 😉 Definitely not funny for Mattie at the time, but good for future stories

  2. Loved the photos and poem! Your apple picking photos brought back memories of when my two were small. We have those same pics! (well, yours are better!)

  3. Wow, how you matched the poem with the pictures is truly amazing. Your kids are gorgeous, and so are you.

  4. Gorgeous pictures set to beautiful words. I love this time of year!

  5. Happy belated SITS day! I am a new follower 🙂

  6. Loved seeing *you* in a photo with the kids 🙂

  7. You truly captured the beauty of fall – in words and pictures. What a beautiful family, too!

  8. love the pic of Olivia driving the boys on the tractor!

  9. Your kids are absolutely adorable. Such wonderful fall photos of each of them.

  10. So lovely. Love the pics of the fam, and the chill in the air. Warms the heart:)

  11. I love seeing pictures of fall. Especially since I don’t experience it much in the desert. You have such a lovely family Tiffany.

  12. Love the poem and the absolute happiness on their faces.

  13. Gorgeous fall pictures! You found the perfect poem to use them to illustrate.
    I also enjoyed seeing how happy your kids look!

  14. You guys look like so much fun!

  15. A good poem always blows me away. Well chosen. And what a sweet family.

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