Happy New Year!

It’s 2019! Hooray!

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to be a little more consistent with my posts on this blog. I only have a few days left of winter break, and I think I’d like to use them to brainstorm and workshop some posts, poems, and maybe even some podcasts!

For now though, I’d like to share a poem by the lovely Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who I’m quite fond of. I think she sums up the feeling of the oncoming years quite nicely. Plus, it’s in the public domain, so I can totally use it! Yeah, another resolution of mine is to figure out copyright laws and such. I don’t want to end up in any sticky legal situations on this site, I just want to share a love of poetry!

The Year

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919

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.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? What are you most excited about for 2019? I can’t wait to share this New Year with you all!

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