November Is Near

before dawn
I see the first
snowfall of the year

cotoneaster leaves
and pumpkins near
porch lights

forsythia near
the garage light

and now I see evergreen
branches with snow

and again I know
November is near

and I welcome

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74:16-17 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger