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Janus Awakens

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Janus Awakens

Janus opens the door after a long sleep
And looks through the gate of the past,
Now says farewell to all that’s been done
Until turning his head to the future,
And walks in one direction for all to follow.
Restart has begun and it’s now a new
Year, and Janus can once again sleep.


By Greg Stanley


Entry for the “Personification of January” Contest
Sponsored by Nette Onclaud

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  1. Date: 1/2/2012 10:25:00 AM

    A great entry... I like all the new possibilities I can experience this year... Good luck in contest...pd

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 3:52:00 AM

    This is so different Greg, such imagery. enjoyed. good luck in the contest. Happy New Year. harry

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:57:00 PM

    And u are making me very s'l'e'e'p'y...love your angle on the contest...best of luck. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:29:00 PM

    Good description of that two-faced mythological character.

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:08:00 PM

    Wow. Best poem I've read all week, easily. I appreciate your characterization of the new year. It's great imagery you have here; and, I think, great allusions.