Posted By: Envision2bWell
This beginning of 2021… we’ve found words of wisdom and love from a few poets and writers. For more of their poems and work, click on the links provided.
Mary Oliver’s poem “The Journey” is so appropriate for 2021 as we are finding our way through the pandemic amidst the dramas in DC and network news. It reminds us – the only life we can save – is our own. And then – we can help others.
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.
Our resolutions… some will stay and some will go. What is constant are the promises we make to ourselves, and to others. We raise a glass to 2021 with our hopes, dreams, and promises.
By Jackie Kay
Remember, the time of year
when the future appears
like a blank sheet of paper
a clean calendar, a new chance.
On thick white snow
You vow fresh footprints
then watch them go
with the wind’s hearty gust.
Fill your glass. Here’s to us. Promises
made to be broken, made to last.
This poem is one that everyone can resonate with. What is truly special though is that you can write your OWN 2021 poem each line beginning with the letters
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
Happy New Year
Author: Catherine Pulsifer
H appiness depends upon your outlook on life. - Find the good in all situations
A ttitude is just as important as ability.- Keep your attitude positive
P assion find yours this year! - Do what you love and you will never work
P ositive thoughts make everything easier.- Stay focused and stay positive
Y ou are unique, with special gifts, use them. - Never forget you have talent
N ew beginnings with a new year.
Enthusiasm a true secret of success.
W ishes may they turn into goals.
Y ears go by to quickly, enjoy them.- Wisdom from your elders, listen
E nergy may you have lots of it. - Take care of yourself
A ppreciation of life, don't take it for granted. - Live each day
R elax take the time to relax in this coming year.
What is your HAPPY NEW YEAR poem?
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