I wish us all a Happy New Year that is filled with only the positive and the best. But, if challenges should come our way, may we face them with courage and grace.
Once again, a poem to kick off the New Year.
To the New Year
With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself
to the hush of the morning
so this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible
By W. S. Merwin
Source: Poetry Foundation
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Lovely poem Kinna, and happy new year to you and your family.
Beautiful! untouched and still possible…yes
Hope you had a smashing start to the new year
I just LOVE Merwin! Thank you for posting this, Kinna. And a very very happy and productive New Year to you!
lovely poem Kinna I posted it on twitter this one ,all the best stu
Perfect poem for the new year! Happy New Years to you and yours 🙂
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