Monday, December 10, 2012

A holiday from the blog, too! See you in 2013

This post is quite probably the final one for 2012, though the new year is three weeks away.  It will be my longest break from blogging in a long while.  But, hey, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do :)

Anticipating the new year, here is a poem from my favorite source:
The Old Year  
by John Clare
The Old Year's gone away
     To nothingness and night:
We cannot find him all the day
     Nor hear him in the night:
He left no footstep, mark or place
     In either shade or sun:
The last year he'd a neighbour's face,
     In this he's known by none.

All nothing everywhere:
     Mists we on mornings see
Have more of substance when they're here
     And more of form than he.
He was a friend by every fire,
     In every cot and hall--
A guest to every heart's desire,
     And now he's nought at all.

Old papers thrown away,
     Old garments cast aside,
The talk of yesterday,
     Are things identified;
But time once torn away
     No voices can recall:
The eve of New Year's Day
     Left the Old Year lost to all.


Ramesh said...

Beautiful poem to end the year. You deserve a break from blogging, given how prolific you have been. I know you love writing, but a man has got to take a break from even things he loves !!

Thanks for such enrichment and entertainment for your readers in 2012 and looking forward to more in the New year.

Shachi said...

I missed this post and was wonderful how come I'm not seeing your posts on my reader :). You deserve a break....hope it's a great one. Happy 2013 and see you back here soon!