And the word for January is . . .

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Hi everyone,

Here we go whistling into a new year with a new month and a new word for Word of the Month Poetry Challenge. Thanks to the recent list of suggestions I have a supply of words on hand for 2015.

To kick us off to a good start, let’s go with BELIEVE.

I’m eager to greet the new year with poems by friends near and far. Let’s do it.

David

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14 comments on “And the word for January is . . .

    • Good morning, Mary Nida. I’m glad to hear from you to start this month and year. I wish you the best in 2015. You’re right. We gotta believe!

  1. Goodbye to All That

    I packed one small bag
    ready to leave
    the old year behind
    with its steamer trunks
    full of old resolves
    and half-done resolutions.
    I put in a thimblefull of hope,
    a dollop of charity,
    love and forgiveness,
    and a small perfume bottle
    filled with joy,
    all that was left from that old time.
    And then I realized
    that moving away ends
    with the same sharp syllable,
    something I had to become.
    Not leave–believe.
    Only then was I ready
    to head out the door.

    ©2015 Jane Yolen all rights reserved

  2. Ah, a fitting and well done farewell to the old with brave hopes for the new. Beautifully sculpted, Jane. Thank you.

  3. David, I hope you & the MOW had a wonderful Christmas! I’ve been busy but haven’t been online much until the last few days, so I’m playing catch-up. I never did write an ‘evergreen’ poem, but the word DID help me create four new poems! I’ll try to get a ‘Believe’ poem posted soon.

    My best,
    Matt

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