Yeah! I think what the author means that is, as it starts to get colder out, and while October can be beautiful with all its fall colors, November has a certain beauty to it as well.
"The Golden days of late October fade, As bleak November's iron skies descend." The seasons are changing! You can see it in the skies as it starts getting darker outside earlier. "When tresses, like the leaden clouds, have greyed, We see our fruitful time's approaching end."
I know what you mean! She uses such great imagery throughout the whole sonnet!
Definitely! Like when she says, "The sunlight that beseiged us with its heat, Now leans against the south walls, cold and tired." I totally get what she is saying! As the seasons transition you feel the differnce in the weather and you can see it in the skies!
I agree! Or did you notice the extended metaphor in the third frame? Comparing life to the seasons.
Or when she says "Byzantium lies silent under steel, Persepolis has crumbled back to dust." I think what she is saying is that nothing can escape November coming.
Yeah! The things you can't do during summer!
I really like the part when she says, "Despite the wistful longing we might feel, All times of summer fade, as fade they must." It reminds me of being in the past, but also being excited for things like Thanksgiving or bonfires!
Or the next line is great too! "Embrace what time remains; it will not last. Your autumn, too, wull soon be ancient past." I think that can apply to so much more than the changing of seasons.
I agree! It's a good reminder to cherish the present, when you may not know what the future holds. Rain or shine.
But did you know that is where the turn is in the poem? It's right there at Lines 12 and 13. The first 12 Lines are about ideas behind November, and just saying that November is coming and here's what is going to happen.
Yes, I did notice that! It goes from that, to the last two Lines changing into positive advice for what is to come in November.