January 1, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day

"Farewell, thy destiny is done,

Thy ebbing sands we tell,

Blended and set with centuries gone -

Thou dying year, farewell.

Gifts from thy hand - Spring's joyous leaves,

And Summer's breathing flowers,

Autumn's bright fruit and bursting sheaves -

These blessings have been ours.

They pass with thee and now they seem

Like gifts from fairy spells

Or like some sweet remembered dream -

We bid those gifts farewell."

- Mrs. Jones, Thou Dying Year, Farewell

Montreal Vindicator, January 6, 1829


  1. Happy New Year Carolyn and all Muse Day musers!

    May 2011 bring you health and happiness :)

    Here's my thoughts for today...


  2. Yes, farewell to 2010 and welcome 2011. Happy New Year!! Although not quite a poem, but I have posted some thought-provoking words of wisdom for the new year here:


  3. Hi Carolyn,
    I've never heard of the poem you've posted, but love it. So many poems, so little time.

    I've tried my hand again with verse,
    Before they get me in a hearse.

    Happy Garden Muse Day. :0) David/ Tropical Texana

  4. Happy New Year Carolyn,
    I loved reading the poem! Thank you.

  5. Happy New Year Carolyn ~ although as Mrs Jones talks of farewells happily we will soon be saying hellos again. My January poem albeit a bit late is up now. I hope that the new year treats you, your loved ones and garden most kindly :)

  6. Hey Carolyn,
    Glad you had an April day. I love days like that when we get them, even here in Texas.
    I've posted a second poem, this one by Robert Frost on the subject of leaves. Thanks so much for hosting. :0)
    Happy Garden Bloggers Muse Day.
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston


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