Thursday, November 1, 2012


No fruits
No flowers
No leaves
No birds! -


I expected more rainy grey again today but our Ohio sky has been bluer than blue.  I don't know what the weather was like in the coastal states as Sandy finishes her reign.  If there were rain instead of cloudy skies, would it brighten the spirits of those suffering loss?  I don't know.  I often wonder how sunshine affects those in horrendous situations.  I would hope that sunshine would help but I just don't know....

My thoughts are with those poor souls effected by Sandy and my prayers continue heavenward in their behalf.

The poem above is the last stanza of a poem by Thomas Hood.  It speaks of the greyest of grey days and since today wasn't I couldn't post all of it above.  But here it is:


No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -

Blessings to you!


  1. This poem brings January to mind for me! Although with the recent hurricane in these parts, November has started off very dismal here. However, I have been blessed with some beautiful birds in my feeder including a timid little woodpecker! I hope he becomes a regular customer. He's so enjoyable.

  2. Hi, Nina. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    Sometimes our Novembers are exactly as described in the poem; other times it isn't till later in the year that it's so grey and dark. I hope your woodpecker visits often, too. Perhaps you'll be able to get a photo of him and share it!

    When reading your blog last night I wondered if you fared okay through the storm -- and assumed you must have because you blogged. I feel so sad for those suffering because of Sandy.


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