The First November Snow

Carol A. Hand

Sometimes, I just feel an irrepressible urge to be silly. It seems as though we are all so weighed down by troubling events in the world right now. After posting a serious poem this morning, I looked out of my window. And laughed. Delighted. And this silly poem ran through my thoughts.

Should I post it,” I wondered? “Why not,” I replied? “It might lighten another’s day.”

So here it is. Please excuse me if I appear to be a bit irreverent and risque, but too much sorrow is unhealthy.


Oh, please. Tell me it just ain’t so!
As winter winds begin to blow


buffeting the rapidly falling snow
But with my new long-johns on


Here I am wintry world – I’m raring to go


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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39 Responses to The First November Snow

  1. Wonderful! I bought me a fluffy winter jumper today which resembles your long Johns. Xx

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  2. Loved it! Just what we all need at this time. You are right about the weight and stress and we should laugh to lighten the load. Thank you for making me smile. Hugs

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  3. desilef says:

    When we stop laughing we’re done for!

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  4. Love it,,and love your longjohns!!! 😄

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  5. Lara/Trace says:

    i love you silly and serious! ❤

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  6. Sha'Tara says:

    Now, see what I mean about your deep and abiding words, huh? 🙂

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  7. kethuprofumo says:

    Snow is true joy in the morning!

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  8. sojourner says:

    Snow! Snow!
    Go Away
    And don’t come back,
    Is all I can say!

    Bah, Humbug!;-)

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  9. Nice long johns – haven’t seen any like that here 🙂

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  10. Love those long johns👌 I suspect you could face just about anything wearing those-thanks for a day brightened Carol!

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  11. Love, love, love it! 🙂 ❤

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  12. underswansea says:

    You are going to scare the wind back into the trees with those long johns.

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  13. Yes, a little silliness is just what too much sorrow recommends. But is it more than a coincidence that all the colors in the long johns are the colors of the knitting? Hmm.

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    • Thank you for your lighthearted comments, Peter. As a photographer you know context matters. 🙂

      (The rainbow shawl is special to me and has a designated place of honor on the back of my now-fraying writing chair. The shawl was a gift from my mother years ago, crafted with bits of yarn that she inherited from her mother.)

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  14. Annika Perry says:

    Love this, Carol -a bit of silliness is vital this season! The pattern is such fun on the long-johns, just my style!

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  15. smilecalm says:

    wishing you warmth
    in attire for going
    out into winter’s delight, Carol 🙂

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