Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

an excerpt from a verse by
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

And here we are, on the cusp of a new year with all that it promises,
each day anew.
We start out the year tenuously, well aware of early birthdays
that will see us twelve months along on this adventurous journey.

The small creeks that joined us to the river of life are widening out into
a placid estuary, and each day we strive for serenity,
ever grateful for the love that surrounds us,
the small boats that guide us,
and look, - look, oh look!  the stars shine.

We move towards spring.
Small stirrings in the earth, warmed by a returning sun.

Soon the sap will rise again and it will be the time of the Pussy Willow!

I'm with Poe - hope springs eternal!!!!

and now I am off to see the new year in with the beloved.

Happy new year to all dear folk.


Susannah said...

A very happy new year to you. May it be a wonderful one filled with good health and much joy!

Susannah x

Wanda..... said...

Happy New Year, Hildred and Charles!

VioletSky said...

Happy New Year!
Thank you for such a positive post to bring in 2012.

Barb said...

I've missed you, Hildred. Wanted to come by and wish you and Charles many good things in 2012. Are you doing River of Stones? I'll do some stones but not daily.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I wish you a very Happy New Year Hildred and Charles. A x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A little late to the party -- but I'm very glad I dropped in anyway. Happy New Year to both of you. Thank you for the joy you provided all last year and I am looking forward to moments with you throughout 2012.