Saturday, December 31, 2011

bringing in the New Year

"What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
                                                    The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year."
poem by
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Hiking in the New years at Log Hollow Falls, NC
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

4 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh Sandee your pics make me want to take a trip to the mountains! These are beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful hike and Happy New Year from the Piedmont (a very warm Piedmont).
hugs,
Ellen

Pat N. said...

Same to you Sandee! I'm home blogging. Hope you have a relaxing evening, too. Happy New Year!--Pat

Amber said...

Beautiful pictures Sandee. Hope you have a wonderful 2012.

Karan said...

Happy New Year to you too, Sandee. Thanks for sharing the poem - it surely says it all!