Thursday, 1 January 2009


New for Old

Seasons roll forward,
Earth spins onward
in its elliptical round.

Old Year to New Year,
time's cogs change gear;
bells herald it with their sound.

Flaunting its drab gown,
Old Year winds down,
greeting the year that's to come.

Wipe all the slates clean,
then dream a new dream.
Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Me again. :) I like this take on the new year. That Old Year flaunting its drab gown really builds a mental picture.

    Hope this year is a good one for you.


  2. Thanks, Lee. Whenever I write a poem, for me it's always an attempt to paint pictures in words that bypass camera or canvas. I may have to start up another blog, simply as a poetry showcase, but as a greenhorn in blogland, that will need a bit more contemplation before I plunge deeper into the waters which lap its shores!
    Thanks for commenting...

  3. LOL You're more than welcome to the comment. I'd never thought of the Old Year's gown as drab. He looks too much like death in many poopular images. You've taken away the fear in making that astute comment on his garb. And you didn't even mention the scythe. Thank you for that! It was always too much death for me to really enjoy those traditional images. This is more fun.

    Pop in anytime! :-)

  4. You succeeded admirably, Penny.

    Lee is right about the "drab gown" being more acceptable.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my '2009'.

  5. Isn't it great how words bring different pictures into each mind? My 'drab gown', was actually a reference to the drab aspect of the English countryside at this time of the year. I did see how it would apply to Old Father Time, too, so that was a little bit of my inner joker enjoying the double meaning, even as I wrote it. And Lee, what's the significance of the LOL at the start of your comment? Look out lady? Love of language? Lots of love? Go on, surprise me.

  6. Good morning, Jinsky. I see you are a friend of my friend Fletch. Nice bit of community expansion going on here.

    LOL is internet chat (or cellphone texting) shorthand for "Laughing out Loud". One can also be ROTFL (Rolling on the floor laughing) and ROTFLMAO (Rolling on the floor laughing my "A" off. And its significance is that I was laughing with delight! So nice to find a place where you're instantly comfortable. (bright smile)

    Peace! Hope! & Joy!


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