Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mid-November & Announcement



Prodigal trees have strewn

a wealth of leaves

onto the the lawn

which overflows into beds

emptied of summer’s blooms.

Winter ducks return from Arctic,

energetically feed on water weeds

below lake’s cold surface.

We gather a hefty harvest

to relieve the want

of winter’s harshest hours.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  Lainie will be reading excerpts from Snowbound by John Greenleaf Whittier at the Holiday Open House at the Whittier Home, 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA. The Open House is from 1 to 5 PM on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Early November & Big Announcement


Lainie Senechal has been chosen by the Amesbury Cultural Council to be the first Poet Laureate for the City of Amesbury, MA.


1  Autumn Gleanings #2

Early November

Wind ruffles lake’s surface,

whose waves lightly pound

stones that line the shore.

A flock of yellow butterflies –

loosened leaves flutter in breeze.

Even black nights are bedecked

with bright diamonds.

No sudden changes to send

the howl of Arctic blasts;

mild November dances in

with utter delight.

Lainie Senechal