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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

is a poet and author of more than 100 award-winning books

from Random House, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, Abrams,

Simon & Schuster, Charlesbridge, Capstone and other publishers.

He is a former poetry editor of the English Journal and nationally

syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services.


November



November

Late November
Time stands still,
Echoes from
A whippoorwill;

Winter sky,
Silver blue,
Maple leaves,
A golden hue;

A hint of snow
Fills the air.
A whispered sigh,
“Is someone there?”

A stranger waves
Upon the hill.
November from
My windowsill.


from Cricket Magazine ©Charles Ghigna

6 comments:

jama said...

Like the reflective tone and sensory details in this one. Lovely poem, Charles!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks for hosting, Jama!

LInda Baie said...

I told you on FB, but will say it again, this is a favorite "late" autumn poem (there have been so many this year!). I really like it!

Joy said...

Excellent. I love the mood of this poem. Does your son have an Autumn painting?

laurasalas said...

I love the whispered sigh. That sums of autumn to me!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Linda, Joy and Laura, for your comments.

Joy, I appreciate your asking if my son has an "Autumn" painting. He posted some new pieces last night on his blog. Not sure if any of these would work with the November poem. Any suggestions? Here's his blog: Chip Ghigna Art