Friday 1 January 2016

Let's start with a blank page...

The year stumbles on old cobblestones,
slip-slides a bit, loses its footing
the hour comes with anxious undertones
a nervous sidestep when no one’s looking
hold its face steady and never betray
the minor flaw that spoils the symmetry -
the old year’s more than its last day
the new  more than omens and augury
shut the frantic pulses of blood and bones
and nip the fears, let the hopes hang free
a year comes and a year turns away
and somewhere between a fresh start’s lurking.

Happy New Year 2016!


  1. I LOVE the thought of hopes hanging free. And fresh starts lying in lurk.
    Thank you - and a very happy 2016 to you and yours.

    1. Thank never know where the start of a fresh adventure might lurk :)

  2. Hi Nila - wonderful poem ... we do start again - or at least have the opportunity to do so. The year has turned away - the new one has begun - it's time to get on the new bandwagon and let our dreams roll out ...

    Happy New Year to you ... cheers Hilary

    1. Yup, fresh dreams, fresh opportunities, fresh memories, who can tell where the year will lead? I am hoping for some good surprises for all of us...thanks for being here!