The 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

Comments

be*mused jan said…
Happy new year, bb. I hope that 2013 is kind to all of us and that it holds wonderful adventures for you and your guys.
Anonymous said…
Happy New Year bb! May it be filled with peace, love and unspeakable joy!
Laura
Paola said…
Thank you for this. It's beautiful. Happiness all around for everyone!

Anonymous said…
Wonderful. Here's to much healthiness and happiness for all of you.

jbhat
Scot said…
I hope 2013 brings health, wealth and happiness to all of us. I hope this year is better in every way possible for all of us.
BB, Paola, get well soon.
Loretta said…
Lovely!