Monday, 27 December 2021



From Unsplash

The red’s a little tired, the green’s somewhat faded

the heart is still staunch though its palate is jaded

the eyes still seek the stars and the gifts the magi bring -

this broken day, my father, still feels like your blessing.


The gold’s gone a bit dull and the silver’s tarnished

and the truth’s hard to take when it’s left unvarnished.

But the mind still cups its ears to hear the north winds sing -

the seasons that split me open still feel like your blessing.


I read that the sky’s filthy and the earth is soiled

the land’s overcrowded, the rivers are hardboiled.

I stand at the threshold of your dusty dwelling

and the dancing motes morph to your hands raised in blessing.


Know that wherever you are, you’re the gift, and the kings,

each and every festival. And worship. Everything.

Wishing all who stop by here peace and joy and good health. And a tranquil New Year 2022.


  1. Thank you.
    And for those beautiful wishes - that I reciprocate.

  2. Hari OM
    Blessings and Love to you too, Nila!!! YAM xx

    1. Thank you, Yamini. Wishing you a gentler year ahead. <3

  3. Hi Nila - don't we all ... we are the gift for everyone's future ... so I hope in 2022 more people in the world will remember. Yes - blessings all along the way - cheers Hilary

    1. All for one and one for all - hopefully everyone will see the sense in it going forward. Have yourself a safe, pleasant and healthful year ahead.

  4. Oh my. Your poem cuts to the bone and sums up 2021 - a tad tarnished. And yet we (in blog world) stand by to polish our future with posts and words, hopes, dreams. We have to. We must.

    Oh Nila - you are a gem, and truly the best at polishing the little niches of life. Thank you! Just know, I value your words and blog friendship. Here's to 2022 and continued hope and dreams. cheers my friend

    1. It's been a rough year, but I'm still better off than many people. So many tragedies all around it turns one's brain inside out.
      Thank you for your support and your friendship, dear Joanne. Can't begin to sum what it means to me. Truly appreciate it! Stay safe and well. See you in the New Year - may it be smoother for us all.

  5. As Joanna says, you are indeed the best at expressing feelings for those of us who lack the words. I guess if we're still alive, we're better off than many.
    Happy New Year, Nila! Thanks for all that you do to make the world a better place.