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Mood of a Mild November Night

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This is an unusually mild November night

Sun now sets early on my trailway, there is no light

So, I refrain to walk a step further down there

But I pause for a moment to stop and stare

It’s a wonder to feel so warm and content

An escape from this month’s usual drizzle and wet

I wander around local neighborhood streets

Cozy with a sweater, no wind, snow or sleet

I felt compelled on my walk of a classic song to play

Of a doomed ship that sank decades ago on this day

This melancholy ballad by a Canadian musician we treasure

Moves me so as I walk slowly in calm weather

A dark stormy lake is nowhere to be seen

But I can feel and see just a glimpse of that scene

From the masterful way Lightfoot told the tale

Of that sinister and slashing November gale

Lyrics bring to life a poignant way to remember these sailors

The memory of 29 men, through song will live on forever

Walks can be thoughtful and deep with insight

Especially on this memorable, mild November night

© 2020 Nella DiCarlo

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