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Spirit of the Opening

Young child full of hope and dreams,
volcanic personality laced with possibility,
charming but devious with schemes,
young Eunuch, powerful yet lacking stability.

Named after the god Janus hence January.
Having two faces, one facing the future,
one facing last year’s gory mortuary.
Favorite flower: a carnation to nurture.

A fickle young fellow indeed,
star of the time and space show,
riding a happy go lucky steed.
All  dressed up but ..where to go?

Sporting a favorite garnet gem,
enjoying the groupies and fanfare,
tripping over last year’s hem.
History is the map, but will he care?


Janus was old Roman god (two faces) referred to as "spirit of the opening".
January flower carnation: Gem; Garnet

for:
Personification of January contest sponsored by Nette Onclaud
written by Robert A. Dufresne
12/31/2011








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  1. Date: 1/6/2012 1:02:00 PM
    January personified by ancient mythology. Very educational take on the theme. Thanks for enlighting me in such a creative manner. Joe

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 7:16:00 PM
    Clever way you bring all the different symbols of the month in this verse. Even the personality of January - great verse to enjoy - hope your new year is fantastic Robert! :)

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 8:00:00 AM
    great way to do the contest, Robert. I took a different route and had "him" as a lady. I don't like January!! It's a rotten month. haha. I hope you do well in the contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 12:21:00 PM
    An interesting piece Robert, wish you all the best for the contest ;) Blessings for the New Year :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 10:42:00 AM
    this is a wonderful write, ur language is rich and beautiful to read Robert:) I loved reading this

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 10:07:00 AM
    This is a neat dedication to January with the whole Janus theme(of course, who did people think January was originally named after!?). I have researched and studied this ancient God, and have always enjoyed the analogy of looking into the future and the past....the double-faced golden coin. Best wishes in the contest. I hope you do well! Blessings towards a prosperous New Year!