Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Poem: November 18

cozy den with fireplace

November 18

The squirrels are up, they dash about.
I’m up as well – but don’t go out
to sit or walk. Why? I’ll explain.
It’s mid-November: Wind, and Rain.
Oh, I’ve been out in rain before.
And wind – that’s something I adore.
So why stay in? Because it’s cozy.
It’s good not every day is rosy.
At times we like a break from bright
to help us keep a sharper sight:
what seems opposed, like yang and yin,
or dark and light, are always in
a dance, connected. So I decide
this morning I’ll just sit inside.
My chair, my blanket and my tea
will let me ponder, cozily,
November’s contrasts: bluster, charm,
chilly outside, inside warm.


Photo at top: Wikimedia Commons photo.

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Even after thirty years as a language teacher, Joe Carosella still firmly believes that Every Day Is a Beautiful Day. He hikes avidly in the Adirondacks and the UK, loves nature, ice cream, travel, languages, and words in general, and spends a lot of time writing poetry and reading. His poems have appeared in Adirondac and Ridgeline. [Instagram: josephaicarosella]

3 Responses

  1. Linda says:

    Sweet! (My sentiments exactly.)
    Always cool stuff to read in the Adirondack Almanac.

    • Joseph A. Carosella says:

      Thanks for the kind feedback, Linda. I appreciate it very much – it’s encouraging to hear from non-family members

  2. Brian Joseph says:

    Nope. Gotta keep moving.

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