Thomas Hood: No

“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 the 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 travelling 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!”

—Thomas Hood. 

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