Lastly a new beginning

No sky – no earthly view
known by the name of November
I find her hot. and of taste;

a darling, when breakfast is ready
and until dusk sneaks up
again under snow-laden bows
and devious doom.

Without a lover’s loss
I can savor
until Friday with pals.
but never with things;
she’s parting with
the worldwide war on words

John Atkinson Grimshaw, A November Morning (1883)

Today Laura hosts dVerse MTB and asks us to use the last lines from our last 12 poems (or from poems we have read in a celebration that we have now reached the 12 months. We can use them in any order, and we may use enjambment, change the tense and insert propositions or conjugation. November is my least favorite month which I am sure is clear from my writing. I also used one of the pictures from Merril’s ekphrastic prompt

Next week I will host Open Link Live. Make sure you book next Thursday in your calendar at 3 PM EST (which is 9 PM CET) so you may join and listen. You may read a poem freshly written or you may read something old

December 1, 2022

26 responses to “Lastly a new beginning

  1. Love the rewritten poem Bjorn specially the opening lines. November is a strange month for me (like waiting for something). Made me realize that this writing process can find “new” poem.

  2. This is absolutely exquisite, Bjorn! 😀 The opening stanza.. especially.. is to die for 💘💘

  3. It’s almost surreal, trying to make sense of the lines put together. I think these two go well together:
    “a darling, when breakfast is ready
    and until dusk sneaks up”

  4. Your lines worked well here. I especially liked these words together:
    “until dusk sneaks up
    again under snow-laden bows
    and devious doom.”
    And how love is lost in the end and Friday’s pals just don’t cut it!

  5. This is great, Bjorn … ‘a darling, when breakfast is ready’ perfect following the hot and tasty! See you next Thursday.

  6. Loved this crazy prompt of Laura’s. Your result was fascinating Björn — “ I find her hot. and of taste”… well, my my, my friend… 😏✌🏼🕊❣️

  7. This really works – a two-faced lady, it seems is November! I suppose the Scorpio is not a bad symbol after all for most of November! FUN.

  8. So very seamless, considering the challenge! The first stanza is stellar. November is a strange month and not my favourite either. I feel like it lacks identity.

  9. So very seamless, considering the challenge! The first stanza is stellar. November is a strange month and not my favourite either. I feel like it lacks identity.

  10. Your poem is like a dream–something we almost understand. It goes with the image.
    I especially like the last two lines–which I could also see as the beginning of a poem.

  11. Without reading that November is your least favourite month, the poem does carry an observant, stoic distance within itself – something saying I know you, but at the moment I will not hold you.
    Thank you very much for sharing, it is always a delight to read your writing.

  12. Isn’t it amazing how it works, this is such a great read Bjorn, I particularly love – departing with the worldwide war on words.

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