The Tuesday Prude and a Monday Poem

What? It’s been two years since I shared this poem? Well, let’s remedy THAT oversight. “The Mist and All” deserves to be shared every year, but honestly, November is almost gone and I’d barely adjusted to October.

So here is my favorite autumn poem, along with some new and some gently re-used autumn photos.



The Mist and All
by Dixie WillsonSONY DSC

I like the fall

The mist and all








I like the night owl’s lonely call





And wailing sound

Of wind around



I like the gray

November day,


And dead, bare boughs

that coldly sway

Against my pane








I like the rain.


I like to sit

And laugh at it—

And tend

my cozy fire a bit

I like the fall—

The mist and all—SONY DSC


Happy Thanksgiving week! The most wonderful time of the year!

3 thoughts on “The Tuesday Prude and a Monday Poem

  1. I like the fall. I like it for its cool nights and bright autumn colors. This poem is sweet and touching, and changes my perspective on points of fall–the mist, the gray, the rain, the dead boughs–that I may not have previously appreciated. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. I read this as I sit here next to my cozy fire, sipping hot coffee and gazing out at the mist settled in the low places of the hills across the bay. What a lovely poem, encompassing much of the beauty of fall! Love this! 😊

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