Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Wishes






a cheer for you
i would tow 

a smile for you
i would throw

a lighter care 
i would cast

a deeper love
i would catch

a harvest of words
kind and hopeful

a basket of songs
joyful and true

along sandy shores
a  journey's  peace,
this day and tomorrow
  



HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!




Posted for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: Mini-Challenge for the New Year
In 15 lines:   the first 4 stanzas - 4/3 syllables; next 2 stanzas - 5/4 syllables; and last 3 lines - 5-4-6 syllables.  

Shared with The Gooseberry Garden:    Fairy tales, My First TimeHope, and New Year’s Resolutions


picture credit:    here 

22 comments:

  1. This is brilliant, Grace. I love the repetitions of sound and word too. I also like the way the increasing syllable count affects the rhythm as the poem builds to its conclusion. Thanks for playing along. This is definitely a form I would like to try too.

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  2. Beautiful poem, beautiful wish!

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  3. Wishing you a wonderful new year!

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  4. smiles...happy new year grace...this def has a nice cadence to it...all the best in the new year to you as well...smiles.

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  5. I love this, Grace, with the underlying boating/fishing theme. Beautifully done, a delightful form. I'd love to try it.
    Happy 2012!
    K

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  6. Well done, Grace. You make it look easy and I know it isnt.

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  7. Poetry is a great way to ring in the new year, isn't it? Happy New Year!

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  8. The last stanza, with its journey's peace, is exactly right for this time of year - it's that precious time in between dreams and reality I feel.

    Happy New Year to you too - and thanks for visiting my site and your encouragement last year.
    Matthew

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  9. happy new year.. greeting from Malaysia =)

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  10. happy new year! thanks for the wishes :) right back at you, happy gooseberry day!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/if-but-a-fairytale/

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  11. Nicely done, Grace! I really like
    "a basket of songs
    joyful and true."

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  12. hopeful and cheerful..
    love the rhyming, well done.

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  13. Much thanks.
    A great New Year to you and yours.

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  14. May you have a wonderful year ahead of you!

    Happy new year! Welcome, 2012!

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  15. A beautiful sentiment, well penned!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/one-day-at-a-time/

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  16. Lovely Write,Grace.
    Wish YOU A Happy New Year!

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  17. Thanks for this. Happy New Year to you!

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  18. Love the flow and perfection of your poem:) It brought warmth to me this morning!

    Happy New year:)

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  19. Grace I love your poem~ It is lyrical and filled with hope~
    Happy New Year!

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  20. I like your poem's tone and lyricism, Grace. The form is well thought out and flows like a dance to the last stanza, where it pauses and gives us a final "ta da" pose. :)

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