Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Old Year..., Goodbye

My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again,before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that's true,
For we've been comrades, you and I
--I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!

~Robert Service~
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  1. Love the poem. Wishing you and yours a great and wonderful 2010. Madeline

  2. What a warm, inviting photo and a lovely poem!

    Wishing you and the Prospector a very Happy New Year!

  3. Hope its a wonderful year for you, Connie. And for a certain barnfull of goats, too.

  4. Happy Sweet New Year to you my dear friend who chats with goats, lives delightfully in the moment, and shares it all with me! I am blessed to be here with you!

    I wish you peace and joy abundantly in 2010!

    Give a sweet pat to those delightful goats. I look forward to many more wise moments with them in 2010. : D

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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY NEW YEAR *


  6. Happy New Year my friend, may 2010 be gentle sweet & kind to you.

  7. That is such a beautiful poem. I had never heard of Robert Service before, but have now searched Wiki and will be borrowing some of his works through the library system.
    It's the beginning of the year and I've already learned something!
    Thank you!

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010!

  8. Hope you have a happy New Year! Please let me know ahead of time next time you're here, and we'll get together!


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