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November Dreams

Updated on April 14, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Old Woman Dozing Nicolaes Maes
Old Woman Dozing Nicolaes Maes | Source


i look in the mirror of your eyes

and see

terminus of hope long departed

along a stream of wishes unfulfilled.


i see rooms within my heart

shuttering windows

clicking locks

against the impending

November of my dreams—


dreams once spun

out of filmed silk,

woven into

tapestries of dreams and wishes

now sag and fray in October’s mist.


summer’s bliss, gone

and in its place

a wizened parcel of soul

left out to dry---

parched in autumnal wind.


if i touch your hand

can I turn back the clock

sow again

the greenery

of spring’s bloom

in dappled light?


watch your eyes

until you lose the blue of sea

against the paleness

of summer’s haze?


can i rekindle

the fire within me?


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hello Vinaya! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you LadyFiddler!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      November is yet to come, summer has just passed away and I'm at the threshold of autumn. I can relate this poem with some incidents in my life.

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Exceptionally WONDERFUL :)

      Keep up the good work honey !!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thannk you so much Romeos Quill!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Pure, perfect poetry.Surely this piece deserves to be up there with the greats, and if it also inspires the rekindling of inner fires across the land, then that would certainly prove to be the glace' on top.No hesitation in sharing.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      You are kind moonfroth and I thank you--I am coming out of a dry spell--and so grateful

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much LailaK!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Isaac!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Valleypoet!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Sadly my roll sputtered--but that is ok--Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Tom!! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you B. A. Williams!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey Frank!! Thank you--I have my ups and downs--just coming up out of a slump I think!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you wetnose!! I so appreciate your visit and comments!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you xstatic!

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      Clark Cook 4 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      You writing "not very well" (ha!) is much better than hundreds of other poets writing at the height of their aspirations.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thanks moonfroth! I so appreciate your support!! But so you know, I am struggling in my writing right now--I am writing a lot--its just not very good--

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Faith Reaper--

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      LailaK 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Wow. The end of your poem had me in shock. "Can I rekindle the fire within me?" left me wondering and reflecting. Your a brilliant poet! You do something magnificant in your poetry. What you do is you leave the reader with something, a reflection, a thought, a memory. This type of writing is rare and I am so happy to be reading your works!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much shiningirisheyes!

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      Fantastic. Just fantastic. I loved the detailing in this poem as welll as the designs created in the poem. nice work.

      I. White

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just lovely Audrey. Passing this on.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      The theme is quite sad, yet you have nonetheless made this poem beautiful with your skillful crafting...another beautiful write..I don't know how you manage to churn out so much poetry of this quality...but you do:-))

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful Audrey, you are on a roll. It must be the spring air!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, such a haunting and lovely poem. Bravo !

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading it suzette!! And thank you for your kind words!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful and lovely poem? I love the images and metaphors you use especially: "dreams once spun . . . woven into tapestries . . ." Just wonderful. Thank you for sharing this one with us.

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      B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

      Very nice poem, and the subject is always excellent.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey I sit in awe.. you have been writing from a creative state of mind

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Wonderful poem.

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      Clark Cook 4 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      You know me--I put my fellow poets' feet to the fire, and expect the same from them. Absolutely not here! This is an exquisite, fully realized piece in every way. Bravo Audrey. What a privilege to have your talent among us.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Absolutely beautiful poetry Audrey! " ...the impending November of my dreams..." wonderful line among many.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Lupita!

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      LupitaRonquillo 4 years ago

      I read poetry outloud. I was struck with seeing a lost chance to be in love again through the "mirror of your eyes..." Nicely done!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Really stunning and beautiful!!!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Audrey - you write magnificently. This is outstanding and it provides the reader with a powerful emotional impact. Such haunting and soul-stirring emotions come to the surface.

      Just outstanding. Voted up and sharing.