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New Year Resolve

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Year Resolve

by May Sarton

The time has come
To stop allowing the clutter
To clutter my mind
Like dirty snow,
Shove it off and find
Clear time, clear water.

Time for a change,
Let silence in like a cat
Who has sat at my door
Neither wild nor strange
Hoping for food from my store
And shivering on the mat.

Let silence in.
She will rarely speak or mew,
She will sleep on my bed
And all I have ever been
Either false or true
Will live again in my head.

For it is now or not
As old age silts the stream,
To shove away the clutter,
To untie every knot,
To take the time to dream,
To come back to still water.

"New Year Resolve" by May Sarton, from Collected Poems 1930-1993. W.W. Norton & Co., 1993.

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    Thanks for sharing!


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    I love it. Thanks for the treat to start the new year!!

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EMMACORY 1/1/2013 10:41PM

    I also like May Sarton. Thank you for sharing. Blessings on your 2013 journey.

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NORWOODGIRL 1/1/2013 9:46PM

    Nice! Thanks for sharing!

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MONETRUBY 1/1/2013 9:11PM

    Wonderful poem. Thank you.

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CARRAND 1/1/2013 8:18PM

    Great poem!

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CORKYTHEMOM1 1/1/2013 7:02PM

    emoticon Natalie, for a emoticon New Year's post! emoticon

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