Tag Archives: New Year's Day

Dreaming of a Saturnalian Golden Age

Wednesday – New Year’s Day Reader Letitia Grimes sent me a poem by Horace so seasonally appropriate that I’m turning my New Year’s post over to her. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, a time of merrymaking that has inspired our New Year rituals. At the same time that we celebrate the return of the sun, we […]

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Each Sunrise Sees a New Year Born

Helen Hunt jackson looks with suspicion at New Year’s Day resolutions but then offers us a different way to see life transitions.

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Tell of Winter’s Tales and Mirth

Robert Herrick’s “New Year’s Gift” urges us to celebrate fully the twelve days of Christmas in the same spirit as that which he urges young virgins to gather their rosebuds while they may.

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A Haiku for New Year’s Perspective

Kobayashi Issa’s New Year’s Day haiku provides a healthy perspective.

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Time, You Old Gypsy, Will You Not Stay?

Poet Ralph Hodgson compares time to a caravan that will not stop for us.

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