A Toast to the New Year
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A Toast to the New Year
 
Now once again as in the past,
the time has come, but will not last,
So let us toss out all our fears,
and welcome in the coming year.
Let us leave no unturned stone,
of sins to others, let's now atone,
and leave our anger, hate and strife,
within the fold of coming night.
And with a smile upon our face,
no matter that it seems misplaced,
lets pledge together this one thing,
only joy to others bring.
 
erthona © 2001
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(12-27-2017, 04:46 AM)Erthona Wrote:  A Toast to the New Year
 
Now once again as in the past,
the time has come, but will not last,
So let us toss out all our fears,
and welcome in the coming year.
Let us leave no unturned stone,
of sins to others, let's now atone,
and leave our anger, hate and strife,
within the fold of coming night.
And with a smile upon our face,
no matter that it seems misplaced,
lets pledge together this one thing,
only joy to others bring.
 
erthona © 2001

hello earthona, you could´ve bumped this from sylvester 2015.. but still i like it.
the magic of the wishing well, appropriate at certain times, like approaching new year, if only to remind us how painfully inappropriate it is most of the time.
i´d like to read "passing" instead of "coming" night in L 8, and "if" instead of "that" in L 10.
(and maybe leave out "now" in L 6 for rhythm)
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I like how atonement is the center of the poem, without that the old year cannot end well nor the new year start well. And "no matter that it seems misplaced" is wonderfully human.

Wishing all, including myself, a new year that encompasses thinking that leads to compassion that leads to joy. big hug

(12-29-2017, 03:15 AM)vagabond Wrote:  
(12-27-2017, 04:46 AM)Erthona Wrote:  A Toast to the New Year
 
Now once again as in the past,
the time has come, but will not last,
So let us toss out all our fears,
and welcome in the coming year.
Let us leave no unturned stone,
of sins to others, let's now atone,
and leave our anger, hate and strife,
within the fold of coming night.
And with a smile upon our face,
no matter that it seems misplaced,
lets pledge together this one thing,
only joy to others bring.
 
erthona © 2001
hello earthona, you could´ve bumped this from sylvester 2015.. but still i like it.
the magic of the wishing well, appropriate at certain times, like approaching new year, if only to remind us how painfully inappropriate it is most of the time.
i´d like to read "passing" instead of "coming" night in L 8, and "if" instead of "that" in L 10.
(and maybe leave out "now" in L 6 for rhythm)
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vagabond,

Thanks for the commentary. If you could explain "you could´ve bumped this from sylvester 2015". I don't know what you are alluding to.

Thanks,

dale

ellamyfella,

Thanks for the read and the insight and for holding down the fort. Hope all things are well.

dale
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I like poems of Light and encouragement. Thank you Erthona. We toasted in those fancy plastic fluted (supposed to be disposable) "glasses" this year, the kind you need to clean with a bottle brush so you can stash them away and reuse them next year. It's fun trying different "sparkling" fruit juices. We actually found cherry juice this year along with apple and cranberry. The cherry won, the cranberry came in second, the apple was...regret.
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(01-03-2018, 12:04 PM)Erthona Wrote:  vagabond,

Thanks for the commentary. If you could explain "you could´ve bumped this from sylvester 2015". I don't know what you are alluding to.



hi dale, no mystery, i only remembered i ve read that poem before which is an unimportant fact i could´ve left out of my comment : )
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