Awoke in  a new setting..
                                                          A new YEAR

                             What can be said in New Year rhymes,
                                That’s not been said a thousand times?
                                   The new years come, the old years go,
                                       We know we dream, we dream we know.
                                          We rise up laughing with the light,
                                              We lie down weeping with the night.
                                We hug the world until it stings,
                                   We curse it then and sigh for wings.
                                      We live, we love, we woo, we wed
                                 We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead
                                              We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
                                                  And that’s the burden of the year.

                                                 Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1910)

“Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.”xoxo


Penelope's Beehive said...

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year...may all of your wishes come true!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. Now that is a metered poem with a lot of PUNCH and meaning. Oh dearest Dutchess, ring in a new era with the knowledge that you are special on this earth. YES YOU ARE!

Jacoba said...

Binnenkort zien jouw bossen er vast weer zo uit als jouw backgrond!
Happy New Year!

Margarida Elias said...

Happy New Year 2014!

Jeanne said...

"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'It will be happier'..." (Lord Alfred Tennyson)
May we be blessed with only the best.

Jeanne ♥