Yestember – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Sarah is hosting Poetics with an invitation to either take a line from Thomas Hood’s poem ‘November’ or just just say no. More detail by following the link below.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – No! Vember

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“Like abounds in upside downs.” Lorin Morgan-Richards


Remember, remember, this is the Vember,
whether north or south,
cold or hot,
this is the noiest of months when
yesses are filed and held in contempt and,
despite the advent of virgins 
or the odd fine Claus,
this is the time to stymie the old plot,
to lose the lot of all previous plans,
setting aside all expectations,
saying no to no and yes to 

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

9 responses to “Yestember – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Very clever, Paul. Fun poem.

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  2. Love it! Lots of fun, and I think you’ve captured that clever, slightly irreverent tone of the Hood poem. Would we feel differently if it was Yesvember, I wonder?

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  3. Love the positivity here… it is untranslatable but in Swedish, the name of the carnation starts with a “Nej” which in Swedish for “No”, in our family we always replaced it with “Ja” meaning “Yes

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  4. lync56

    Very clever and humorous


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