Sunday, February 17, 2008

for the new year

Here's some thoughts for the new year...(okay, I know this is Febraury, but I have been very busy, and I plan to go slow this year )

After the last sparks of fireworks extinguished from the skies of the cities, and auld lang synes were sung, and ships tooted their foghorns, beer and wines were drunk and confetti flung in the air, after the songs and handshakes, did we resolve to make this world a better place than last year's? Will the guns that fire in anger stay silent longer, will prejudice be tempered with reason?



For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. -- T. S. Eliot



sunlight in the trees
photo by Apple
image enhanced by dsnake1



will the new year



will

the new day
be

like
    water
       from
the rainfall
       that
    runs
with the
dead leaves
into
the culverts,
to be
lost,
knowing
they
cannot fight
the
pull of
gravity,

or

like the
sunrays
of the
    new
       morning,
scattering
       off
    tree leaves,
the eaves
of buildings,
    angular
       and sharp,
    filling
every corner
every crevice,
    curious,
       piercing

and free

?


31/12/07
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

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9 Comments:

Blogger floots said...

this is a powerful one
you're back with a bang
and most welcome
cheers dsnake

17 February, 2008 23:55  
Blogger polona said...

i love the prose part and the verse... they complement each other very well

18 February, 2008 01:12  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

floots,
thank you! in fact i wrote this on new year's eve and only recently got around to work on it ( the line breaks and some spell check ). :)

polona,
i thought of editing off the prose section when i was about to publish it, but decided to leave it intact in the end. :)

18 February, 2008 19:13  
Blogger magiceye said...

beautiful!!!!

19 February, 2008 22:16  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

thank you, magiceye. :)

20 February, 2008 06:38  
Blogger 'soulless' said...

I do fervently hope the latter prevails, though most days I do feel gravity's pull strongly... In such case, vigilance becomes a virtue. ;)

A thought-provoking post. Cheers.

20 February, 2008 17:36  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

:)

i too hope the latter prevails. i hope to have more light, and not just because i really need to go and change my spectacles. :)

20 February, 2008 19:23  
Blogger Blue Sky said...

I hope for the latter. :)

22 February, 2008 19:01  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

thanks, Liz!

22 February, 2008 22:23  

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