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November : Humorist Thomas Hood obviously didn’t like to see the nights drawing in

From ‘The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood’

November weather isn’t always as miserable as Hood makes out. But the sun doesn’t rise until half-past seven in the morning, and it sets just after four o’clock, so the days are a little short.


NO sun - no moon!
No morn — no noon —
No dawn — no dusk — no proper time of day.
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! —

From ‘The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood’

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