Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

No! - Poem by Thomas Hood

No sun--no moon!
No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk--no proper time of day--
No sky--no earthly view--
No distance looking blue--
No road--no street--no "t'other side this way"--
No end to any Row--
No indications where the Crescents go--
No top to any steeple--
No recognitions of familiar people--
No courtesies for showing 'em--
No knowing 'em!
No traveling at all--no locomotion--
No inkling of the way--no notion--
"No go" by land or ocean--
No mail--no post--
No news from any foreign coast--
No Park, no Ring, no afternoon gentility--
No company--no nobility--
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds--
November!


Comments about No! by Thomas Hood

  • (10/4/2018 5:15:00 PM)


    November is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves, and the harbinger of Hannukah and Christmas. Excoriate bleak February! (Report) Reply

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  • (10/4/2018 5:13:00 PM)


    November is glorious! It is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves, and the harbinger of Hannukah and Christmas. Excoriate bleak February! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 5:05:00 PM)


    November is glorious! The ground is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves. November is the harbinger of Hannukah and Christmas. Excoriate bleak February! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 5:02:00 PM)


    November is glorious! The weather is pleasantly cool. The ground is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves. November is the harbinger of Hannukah and Christmas. Excoriate bleak February! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 4:59:00 PM)


    November is glorious! The weather is pleasantly cool. The ground is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas. Excoriate bleak February! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 4:57:00 PM)


    November is glorious! The weather is pleasantly cool. The ground is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas. Excoriate February, so cold and bleak and empty! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 4:56:00 PM)


    November is glorious! Here in Virginia, the weather is pleasantly cool. The ground is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas. A poet should excoriate February, so cold and bleak and empty! (Report) Reply

    (10/4/2018 5:17:00 PM)

    Please ignore this comment. It was submitted by mistake.

  • (10/4/2018 4:50:00 PM)


    November is glorious! Here in Virginia, the weather is pleasantly cool. The ground is covered in red, yellow, and golden leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas. Someone should take up the pen and excoriate February, so cold and bleak and empty! Maybe I'll do it myself. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 4:45:00 PM)


    November is glorious! Here in Virginia, the weather is pleasantly cool. The ground and the gutters are covered in the beauty of red, yellow, and golden brown leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas, with our Menorah next to our Christmas tree. I wish someone would take up the pen and excoriate February, so cold and bleak and empty! (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 4:44:00 PM)


    November is glorious! Here in Virginia, the weather is pleasantly cool. The ground and the gutters are still covered in the beauty of red, yellow, and golden brown leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas, with our Menorah next to our Christmas tree. I wish someone would take up the pen and excoriate February, so cold and bleak and empty! Maybe I'll do it myself. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2018 4:42:00 PM)


    I discovered No! in an anthology as a precocious ten-year-old, and I've resented it ever since. November is glorious! Here in Virginia, the weather is pleasantly cool. The ground and the gutters are still covered in the beauty of red, yellow, and golden brown leaves. November is the harbinger of December, and Hannukah and Christmas, with our Menorah next to our Christmas tree. I wish someone would take up the pen and excoriate February, so cold and bleak and empty! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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