Friday, January 2, 2015

"January First"

January First

"What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year." Vern McLellan  

Morning's shadow has yet to drape dewey grass;
barren trees stretch and yawn as birdsong rises and falls
into the last lingering crevices of night.
Routine has me filling the bird feeder
(much to house finche's delight) and walking the dogs,

but I've risen early to embrace this new year of many changes,
and like a feather, (hopefully as beautiful as my red winged friend)
I intend to twirl gently, enjoy the sensation of free falling -
trust letting go can be as easy as that.

by Margaret Bednar, January 1, 2015

Linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - "Bits of Inspiration - Happy New Year" & "Get Listed


Susie Clevenger said...

"I intend to twirl gently, enjoy the sensation of free falling - trust letting go can be as easy as that." I loved that line. Such a beautiful piece. Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge.

Björn Rudberg said...

What beauty in that free falling.. Letting go is sometimes the best thing to do... Love the morning scenery here Margarrt..

Wolfsrosebud said...

loved the opening lines to this and the gentleness, almost a whisper, for the new year

Anonymous said...

I agree with Susie - that is the line that caught my heart. Lovely

Kerry O'Connor said...

I also feed garden finches, though I'm not an early riser, I don't sleep late. There is something special about the morning hours which you have captured on the first day of the year.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the whole idea of free falling and twirling gently.....when we do this, the route opens its own way before us....all part of the journey! Love this, Margaret!

Hannah said...

A day in your feathered world...delightful. There's such a graceful feeling to this poem, Margaret...simply beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

nice to see you Margaret, and happy new year.

a lovely pen, with a hopeful closing line. thanks for adding your voice, and a happy new year to you ~