Theodore in November is a poetic celebration of innocence and the expression of an essential mystery: how love can be so easily destroyed by the burdens we carry in ourselves. These poems depict a journey through all the stages of love. Theodore, who represents innocence, is the object of the narrator Harbinger’s affection. Harbinger speaks universally through folk tales and legends of the journey she takes to find Theodore, and of how she discovers herself when she discovers innocence. November, a time between summer and winter, a time of peace and stillness before the change of seasons wreaks havoc, is where Harbinger’s transformation to a state of innocence through love is realised.
Natalie Williams offers an ethereal and perceptive insight into our everyday yet strongest emotions. Her poems transcend words, lifting commonplace ideas, thoughts and feelings into another world. Will Harbinger destroy her love when she finds it? Will Theodore run from her in fear? Will the legends fulfil their destiny? Will love be victorious? Take the first steps into the crisp winter berry of November colours and discover Theodore in November.