Friday, December 30, 2011

Ring out the Old, ring in the New





tick tock tick tock

 
my book is open, bookmarked page
I had wanted to read but until now
awaits for my attention, so fleeting

my pen lies on my table, as it has been
for the last months, still humming the
lyrics of the song in my head, unsung

my recipe book is dusty in kitchen shelf
papers hurriedly torn, pressed tight amidst
the jars, waiting for my yellow apron   

tick tock tick tock

the heavy snow fall after Christmas Day
reminds me of the season’s swift passing,
burying festive wrappers, in a blink of an eye

as the year comes closer to the end, 
I see unmarked days,  unopened letters,
as well as exclamation points, and smiley faces 

a good and fruitful year, despite sad autumn
and short summer, new and old friends keeping
company, while meeting challenges head on

the sparklers and blow horn are ready
for new year’s eve, a countdown louder than
church bell’s tower in downtown square

yes, I am all set to turn the page,
write my words, try new dishes to cook,
watch ice hockey games, shake more hands

tick tock tick tock
 

 
Happy New Year !!!!


Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads:   Mary's Mixed Bag
and Theme Thursday :   Future

14 comments:

  1. It is so true how we never seem to finish so many things that we start or that we would like to start. Organizing is my worst thing that I never seem to get to anymore. I too hope to do better this coming year. It would be so nice to be over and done with it.

    That is a really nice poem that you are sharing with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. I enjoyed reading it and knowing I am not alone in not getting everything done this past year is nice.

    Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

    God bless.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this poem with RT; and you definitely reminded me of the things I hope to do in 2112. Trying new dishes to cook, instead of the usual.

    "the sparklers and blow horn are ready
    for new year’s eve, a countdown louder than
    church bell’s tower in downtown square"

    May the sparklers give off much light and the sound of the horn herald a wonderful new year!

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  3. I get a sense of dormancy as I read the opening stanzas - a potential yet to be realized by the second chances of a new year.

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  4. a great summary of a year - those first 2 stanzas seem to be the story of my life - book left marked and pen on table waiting for them to grow arms and write/read themselves! many great descriptions here - and I like your use of the seasons in their weather-manifestations to symbolise the changes - when something drops to the ground - the blossoms in spring, sun in summer, leaves and then snow - it all moves - great response!

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  5. I felt the tick-tock as I read this...a powerful undertone, an ebb and flow from past to future. I did not know this blog existed. thank-you for visiting mine so I could find it. you are gifted in many areas of writing, I see;)) Yes, we had a white Christmas one day late...

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  6. Yes, the holidays do flash in the blink of an eye, as does time. I hope 2012 is everything you'd like for it to be.

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  7. It is always a good thing to be ready for the page to turn...

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  8. One feels the relentlessness of time's passing in this poem.......makes me feel like writing a To Do list!! Have a good new year's, kiddo!

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  9. I love this ... I can totally relate and I hear the tick tock in my ear ~~

    Happy New Year to you!!!

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  10. I feel the passing of time as I read your poem. a brilliant write. Wish you a happy new year.

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  11. tic toc, time is running.
    Happy New Year.

    enjoy a lovely future.

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  12. I love these lines, the way one stanza redeems us from the previous verse. Well done!

    "as the year comes closer to the end,
    I see unmarked days, unopened letters,
    as well as exclamation points, and smiley faces

    "a good and fruitful year, despite sad autumn
    and short summer, new and old friends keeping
    company, while meeting challenges head on"

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  13. Love your optimism and sense of expectation.

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  14. Well Done, I loved the visual appeal, the moments and items that we all long to linger in.
    Happy New Year!

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