To the New Year
 
Dora Read Goodale (1866 -1915)
 
from All Round the Year, Verses from Sky Farm
 

Young, young year, to us be kind!
What secrets do you hold in store?
What pain or pleasure shall we find
That we have never found before?

O fresh young year, to us be kind!
The Old, the New, we wish for both!
This reaching out of instincts blind
Must quicken to a larger growth.

O strong New Year, to us be kind!
Give Truth and Life, we ask not more,
We leave the vain regret behind,
We reach for fuller light before.

O New, New Year, to us be kind!
We cannot wait; we feel our way;
We live for that we hope to find
With each retuning New Year’s day!

 
2010-2
 
   
Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Inc.