December 31, 2016
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is New Year’s Day.
Today’s poem is a New Year’s poem about the need to dream.
I welcome comments on my poems at http://nicholasgordon.blogspot.com.
New years are a chance for a beginning
Even when there hasn't been an end.
Wheels turn in an interminable bend,
Yet, marked in one spot, seem to wobble spinning.
Each year we hope to do a little better
Although we know that really nothing's changed.
Reason often is from hope estranged,
So we must dream if we would fate unfetter.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/newye2.html. For more New Year’s poems, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/newyearsdaypoems.html.
This week’s theme: New Year’s Day
December 26: Here’s a Happy Harbinger
December 27: Happiness Depends on More than Years
December 28: Hope Is Often Rented by the Year
December 29: Hours Mean No More or Less than Years
December 30: Millennia Are Fairly Common ThingsDecember 31: New Years Are a Chance for a Beginning