A Little Ditty for a Gray November Day

Did you know
the sun is always shining,
even if behind a cloud?
Frowns can be turned upside down
into a smile, just by remembering that.
There is no distance looking blue,
when we walk barefoot
in dew kissed grass that tickles our feet.

Call me Pollyanna, many do,
because I choose to believe
there is no top to any steeple
if I make up my mind to climb.
Be it with strong legs
or, at my age,
a little blusher, mascara,
a pen, and a plethora of words.


Written for Tuesday Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Sarah hosts and asks us to consider the poem November by Thomas Hood. One option in today’s prompt is to use a line from his poem and include it in our poem. I’ve chosen two lines from his poem: “No distance looking blue” and “No top to any steeple”. Image from Pixabay.com

7 thoughts on “A Little Ditty for a Gray November Day

  1. adda November 15, 2022 / 3:00 pm

    Positivity is needed in the world today.. thank you ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kim881 November 15, 2022 / 3:29 pm

    A welcome little ditty, Lill! Today has been the first grey, overcast, wet, windy day when I didn’t want to leave the house. The lines that made me chuckle:
    ‘There is no distance looking blue,
    when we walk barefoot
    in dew kissed grass that tickles our feet.’
    I too swear by mascara, a pen, and a plethora of words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rothpoetry November 15, 2022 / 4:28 pm

    I like your steeple climb that reaches to the stars!

    Like

  4. Ron. November 15, 2022 / 4:56 pm

    I think any babe that manages her plethora of verbiage as well as you do, Lillian, doesn’t need any makeup at all. Good stuff; thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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