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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.



Late November
Time stands still,
Echoes from
A whippoorwill;

Winter sky,
Silver blue,
Maple leaves,
A golden hue;

A hint of snow
Fills the air.
A whispered sigh,
“Is someone there?”

A stranger waves
Upon the hill.
November from
My windowsill.

from Cricket Magazine ©Charles Ghigna


jama said...

Like the reflective tone and sensory details in this one. Lovely poem, Charles!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks for hosting, Jama!

Linda B said...

I told you on FB, but will say it again, this is a favorite "late" autumn poem (there have been so many this year!). I really like it!

Joy said...

Excellent. I love the mood of this poem. Does your son have an Autumn painting?

laurasalas said...

I love the whispered sigh. That sums of autumn to me!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Linda, Joy and Laura, for your comments.

Joy, I appreciate your asking if my son has an "Autumn" painting. He posted some new pieces last night on his blog. Not sure if any of these would work with the November poem. Any suggestions? Here's his blog: Chip Ghigna Art