New Year’s Morning – By: Helen Hunt Jackson

Only a night from old to new!
Only a night, and so much wrought!
The Old Year’s heart all weary grew,
But said: The New Year rest has brought.”
The Old Year’s hopes its heart laid down,
As in a grave; but trusting, said:
“The blossoms of the New Year’s crown
Bloom from the ashes of the dead.”
The Old Year’s heart was full of greed;
With selfishness it longed and ached,
And cried: “I have not half I need.
My thirst is bitter and unslaked.
But to the New Year’s generous hand
All gifts in plenty shall return;
True love it shall understand;
By all y failures it shall learn.
I have been reckless; it shall be
Quiet and calm and pure of life.
I was a slave; it shall go free,
And find sweet pace where I leave strife.”

Only a night from old to new!
Never a night such changes brought.
The Old Year had its work to do;
No New Year miracles are wrought.

Always a night from old to new!
Night and the healing balm of sleep!
Each morn is New Year’s morn come true,
Morn of a festival to keep.
All nights are sacred nights to make
Confession and resolve and prayer;
All days are sacred days to wake
New gladness in the sunny air.
Only a night from old to new;
Only a sleep from night to morn.
The new is but the old coem true;
Each sunrise sees a new year born.

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New Year, New Beginning – By: Jyoti Arora

First of January is not just a day
to remove the old calendar
and throw it away
It’s the beginning of a new chapter
in the book of time.
ready to be filled in
with new songs and rhymes
Let’s hope that the story
that would now unfold
would be happy and joyous,
cheerful, good and bold,
A new beginning awaits us,
a blank new page to fill
with new hopes and aspirations,
a new chance to fulfill
all our dreams, desires and hopes,
and with renewed courage to stand
against our troubles, and bravely cope,

So let’s look ahead
with renewed promises, zest and cheer,
and welcome with open arms and smile
the coming brand new year!

Wishing everyone a super 2012!

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Soul, wilt thou toss again? – By: – Emily Dickinson.

SOUL, wilt thou toss again?

By just such a hazard

Hundreds have lost, indeed,

But tens have won an all.

 

Angels’ breathless ballot

Lingers to record thee;

Imps in eager caucus

Raffle for my soul.

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I see thee better in the dark – By: Emily Dickinson

I see thee better — in the Dark —

I do not need a Light —

The Love of Thee — a Prism be —

Excelling Violet —

 

I see thee better for the Years

That hunch themselves between —

The Miner’s Lamp — sufficient be —

To nullify the Mine —

 

And in the Grave — I see Thee best —

Its little Panels be

Aglow — All ruddy — with the Light

I held so high, for Thee —

 

What need of Day —

To Those whose Dark — hath so — surpassing Sun —

It deem it be — Continually —

At the Meridian?

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She Walks in Beauty – By: LORD BYRON. (1788-1824)

I.

 

She walks in Beauty, like the night

  Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

  Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellowed to that tender light

  Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

 

II.

 

One shade the more, one ray the less,

  Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

  Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

  How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

 

III.

 

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

  So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

  But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

  A heart whose love is innocent!

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Song from ‘Pippa Passes’ – By: BROWNING (1812-1889)

You’ll love me yet!–and I can tarry

  Your love’s protracted growing:

June reared that bunch of flowers you carry,

  From seeds of April’s sowing.

 

I plant a heartful now: some seed

  At least is sure to strike,

And yield–what you’ll not pluck indeed,

  Not love, but, may be, like.

 

You’ll look at least on love’s remains,

  A grave’s one violet:

Your look?–that pays a thousand pains.

  What’s death? You’ll love me yet!

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A clear Midnight – By: Walt Whitman

THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,

Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,

Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou

lovest best.

Night, sleep, and the stars.

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Azure and Gold – By: Amy Lowell

April had covered the hills

With flickering yellows and reds,

The sparkle and coolness of snow

Was blown from the mountain beds.

Across a deep-sunken stream

The pink of blossoming trees,

And from windless appleblooms

The humming of many bees.

The air was of rose and gold

Arabesqued with the song of birds

Who, swinging unseen under leaves,

Made music more eager than words.

Of a sudden, aslant the road,

A brightness to dazzle and stun,

A glint of the bluest blue,

A flash from a sapphire sun.

Blue-birds so blue, ‘t was a dream,

An impossible, unconceived hue,

The high sky of summer dropped down

Some rapturous ocean to woo.

Such a colour, such infinite light!

The heart of a fabulous gem,

Many-faceted, brilliant and rare.

Centre Stone of the earth’s diadem!.

Centre Stone of the Crown of the World,

“Sincerity” graved on your youth!

And your eyes hold the blue-bird flash,

The sapphire shaft, which is truth.

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