Happy New Year

“Happy New Year”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

 

 

Here’s hoping that everyone has a very Happy New Year.

 

Today is also Garden Blogger’s Muse Day, day to post a poem relating to gardening , nature or whatever strikes you.  I thought since there has been a blue moon for New Year’s that it would be very appropriate to have a poem about the  moon.

 

 

Sleepyhead

 

As I lay awake in the white moon light,
I heard a faint singing in the wood,
‘Out of bed,
Sleepyhead,
Put your white foot now,
Here are we,
Neath the tree
Singing round the root now!’

I looked out of window, in the white moon light,
The trees were like snow in the wood–
‘Come away,
Child, and play
Light with the gnomies;
In a mound,
Green and round,
That’s where their home is.
Honey sweet,
Curds to eat,
Cream and frumenty,
Shells and beads,
Poppy seeds,
You shall have plenty.’

But soon as I stooped in the dim moon light
To put on my stocking and my shoes,
The sweet sweet singing died sadly away,
And the light of the morning peeped through:
Then instead of the gnomies there came a red robin
To sing of the buttercups and dew.

– Walter de la Mare


 

Thanks to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago for starting Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day.  Be sure to visit to see other poetry for today.

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10 Comments

  1. bangchik said,

    January 1, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Happy New Year… count the blessings and pray for more! ~bangchik

  2. Miranda Bell said,

    January 1, 2010 at 4:05 am

    A very Happy New Year to you – a lovely posting and great photo too… with best wishes Miranda

  3. Phillip said,

    January 1, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I hope your new year is full of health, happiness and gardening. Happy New Year!

  4. Jean said,

    January 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

    A happy new year to you Jan. Love the poem!

  5. vrtlaricaana said,

    January 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Jan,
    I wish you a happy New Year! This is lovely photo.

  6. Lana said,

    January 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. Teresa said,

    January 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Happy New Year to you and your family. I too posted about the blue moon which I find very interesting and fun. your poem is great and so fitting.

  8. Jake said,

    January 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! The moon was amazing last night wasn’t it?

    Jake

  9. January 2, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Happy New Year!

  10. Linnie said,

    January 2, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for reminding me of Walter de la Mare. Your photograph is beautiful. Happy gardening in 2010.

    Linnnie in Destrehan, LA


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