Sunday, December 31, 2017

Looking Back at Poems for New Year's Eve

It's been a long year. What's better than a look-back through some poetry to see you through 2017's end?

* * * * * 

Let's only call this a night,
      Eve, if the mood strikes.

Give the hours a hand to go
      straight to twelve with a bubbly-pop,

the minutes a push to make it a second past
      with the glass raised for the emptying. 
        Continue reading "Watching the Clock on New Year's Eve".

* * *

With every shuffle of the deck
we play a different hand,

your life, then mine, resolving
on one last roll of the dice.
        Continue reading "New Year Games".

* * *

The tears fall back
Into place,
Stored and numbered
For some other day,
A different night,
When loss might swell
With the count-down.
        Continue reading "New Year's Eve 2009".

* * *

He asked,
What will you have
on New Year's Eve?
        Continue reading "Taking Leave".

* * * 

fresh strawberries tucked into it — the kind you used
to get in Devon every afternoon
with a warm scone and Tiptree & Son's strawberry jam
        Continue reading "January begins with cream".


drew said...

What a beautiful set of poems!
"New Year's Eve 2009" really speaks to me. Lovely.

Now I'm eager to read this year's poem.

Happy New Year to you, dear poet.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

May this New Year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
(01/01)From Japan to friends all over the world; Happy New Year! ! @Sakamoto2Ryouma