Thursday, November 01, 2007


by Thomas Hood

No sun--no moon!
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day
No sky--no earthly view
No distance looking blue
No road--no street
No "t'other side the way"
No end to any Row
No indications where the Crescents go
No top to any steeple
No recognitions of familiar people
No courtesies for showing 'em
No knowing 'em!
No mail--no post
No news from any foreign coast
No park--no ring--no afternoon gentility
No company--no nobility
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,


JLee said...

That's kind of depressing..haha

wisdomstuff said...

Yeah, that is kinda depressing.

EBEZP said...

Yeah it is but also kinda true and only depressing if you let it!
Thanks jlee and wisdom, didn't mean to depress you!

Autumn Storm said...

No cheerfulness? Based on just that part, I'd have to agree. Liked the poem though, and had not heard it before. :-) Happy Thursday Evening. Did you watch Corrie yesterday?!! The Slater-Brannings tonight. See you there.

grace said...

November, already. Scrolled slower through your 1000th post, saw everything now!:) Not a good start to my Nov., got the flu.

EBEZP said...

Autumn Corrie was brill, well for Corrie.....Evil David and that final smile....was absolutely right for the night it was.

The poem is really good my Grandma used to always quote it and get it wrong but didn't leave you in any doubt that she didn't like November!!

EBEZP said...

Oh Grace the flu how ghastly! Glad you found BBE best track on Who's Next?!
Both my lads really went for the Limp Biskit version but I have since persuaded them that the original is best!!!!

Citymouse said...

I disagree!

There is so much to love at this time of year, maybe an anonymouse will tell you about it sometime

EBEZP said...

Hi city, I think the poem is true but that's not to say you can't look forward to great things that happen.

TK Kerouac said...

hmmm, you are trashing the month I was born.

EBEZP said...

Lord no the 5th Bonfire Night and the 6th are fine dates!!