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It went against my nature to be unstintingly optimistic, and couldn’t resist putting a little sting in the tail.

Note: ‘hoar’ means ‘frost’ (what did you think?)


Joyful bells and pyrotechnics greet the year
Acclamations of the turning of a page
Now we look to future hopes with banished fear 
Under brightening days new visions to engage
Acquiescent to what fate may have in store
Reaching forward for the blessings that may pour
You had better wear warm gloves against the hoar!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/3/2019 1:09:00 PM
Exceent and honest welcome to the New Year Geoffrey! Best wishes for a terrific one! : )
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 1/17/2019 8:12:00 PM
Thank you very much for your comments and wishes. Many blessings to you for this year.
Date: 1/1/2019 5:57:00 PM
very well done for January poetry, Geoffrey! Happy New Year to you too.
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 1/2/2019 3:49:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. Best wishes for a happy poetic year
Date: 1/1/2019 7:09:00 AM
Well I think that might be the first of a few stings the year brings but i guess all we can do is “glove up” and tackle them one at a time! And that’s my potted philosophy for the morning... agh actually afternoon already! I’m off to see some pyrotechnics later so maybe after that I’ll manage some full-on unbridled optimism... although, like you, I don’t really think I’m capable!
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Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 1/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
Ah! We Brits can’t abide too much sweetness without a dash of sour. Thanks for the detailed feedback, Nina. Wishing you a tolerably good year - or better.