November Quotes and Poems

“Fear not November’s challenge bold. We’ve books and friends, and hearths that never can grow cold. These make amends.”
-Alexander L. Fraser

Books of quotes and poems for fireside reading in November

Books of quotes and poems for fireside reading in November

Russian Chai

The Russian word for tea is Chai, and I will always remember it. When I was in St.Petersburg, I found that tea was everywhere and seemed to be more favored than coffee. I spent my week in St.Petersburg during a very cold November, and every restaurant was quick to offer tea. In Russia, they brew their tea thick and hot and pour it into small glasses. I had thought that England or India would have been the capitol of tea, but not so. The Russians thrive on it, and while viewing one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world in one of the most spectacular cities to be seen, with a cool chill moving across the sky, a drink of this Russian Chai completed everything.
~H.S. Bailey

star anise spice

star anise spice

Trees losing their leaves

Weather conditions are the same for all of them, one is no more sheltered than another, and they are the same age, judging by their size. I like to think one tree decides to keep summer a bit longer and one impetuously responds to the tide of incoming autumn. Trees are not remotely like people, but I reflect that I know some people who have never let summer go and others who begin to think winter thoughts in July. Perhaps it is all temperament.
-Gladys Tabor

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. –John Boswell

Cozy quotes and poems for November

November cozy blanket

“Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise.”
– Gladys Taber

“November always seems to me the Norway of the year.”
Emily Dickinson

“November. Crows are approaching, wounded leaves fall to the ground.
– Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

“In November, the earth is growing quiet. It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures.”
– Cynthia Rylant

“I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures.”
– Henry Rollins