New Year’s Day

Another year has come and gone
Days passed by never to return
Light has waned, shades are drawn

I choose another path to learn
Reflection only leads us on
Days passed by never to return
 
Forward facing, I step toward the dawn
Time was spent; it’s in its grave
Reflection only leads us on

Resolutions are a daily brave
Not solely meant for New Year’s Day
Time was spent; it’s in its grave
 
Life isn’t meant to be so sternly weighed
Relax, don’t hold so fast to tradition
Not solely meant for New Year’s Day
 
Time keeps on its endless precision
Another year has come and gone
Relax, don’t hold so fast to tradition
Light has waned, shades are drawn

Tried a new form (for me) called a Terzanelle and am linking this to Poets United Poetry Pantry # 284 today:  http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2016/01/poetry-pantry-284.html

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  1. Beautiful reflection and wise words.

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  2. Thanks so much.

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  3. I really admire the way you write, Gayle, it’s so original and refreshing. I love the sentiments that these lines express, too. Wishing you all the very best in 2016! 🙂

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    • What a surprise to find your lovely message for me here, Jacqueline. Thank you very much and wishes to you for all things good in the coming year! 🙂

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  4. Every moment could be a new year.. Really why wait to change? Why wait to promise? Why wait to drink champagne? Terzanelle is a fun and challenging form

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    • Exactly! I’ve never gotten into the New Year’s resolution thing. The opportunity for starting anew is with each new day. It was a fun, and challenging, form. Thanks, Bjorn.

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  5. I like the idea that resolutions are a ‘DAILY brave.’ I think that is much more practical than thinking about making resolutions once a year! And, yes, time keeps its endless precision. Tick, tick, tick. Happy New Year, Gayle.

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  6. Yup! Well expressed.
    🙂

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  7. Resolutions are a daily brave
    Not solely meant for New Year’s Day

    So true 😀 the resolutions we make should be based on each new awakening day 😀

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  8. You did very well with the form…….looking forward to a wonderful year of poetry, kiddo……….reading many more of your poems.

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    • Thanks so much, Sherry. I look forward to sharing with and reading your works too my friend. Happy New Year to you! xoxo

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  9. I like the form but, more importantly is the message you bring. Each day offers us a chance to change our thoughts and direction. A fine poem of reflection as we move into 2016.

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  10. I like the idea of this and the form…yes,
    ‘Resolutions are a daily brave
    Not solely meant for New Year’s Day’

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  11. Correct – we all need to relax. No need to put pressure on ourselves as we begin a new year

    Happy New Year

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    • We humans are so good at that–putting pressure on ourselves. Thanks for coming by, Totomai. I enjoyed your very interesting posting today of your personal accomplishment…thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is a lovely form..very lyrical.

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  13. oh a tricky form well accomplished here!
    I like the how the “reflections” moving us on mirror the refrains almost, echoes as the poem proceeds. nice

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    • It was a little tricky! There are some repeating lines in this, perhaps that is the “echo” you perceived. Thanks for coming by, OT.

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  14. “Relax” what a blessed word this is, a lovely Terzanelle Gayle…

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  15. The repetitions make it a unique proposition. Perhaps will try a Terzanelle some time later

    Hank

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  16. A challenging form Gayle ~ I specially like the wisdom of these lines:

    Resolutions are a daily brave
    Not solely meant for New Year’s Day

    Happy New Year to you ~

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  17. Nicely done. I like the repeating lines in unpredictable (at least to me) places!

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