“I could have told much by the way
But having reached this quiet place can say
Only that old joy and pain mean less
Than these green buds
The wind stirs gently.”
Time goes on and on and in spite of all the things I feel like I need to do this coming year, nature reminds me to forget New Year Resolutions and to return to the present. Read, or listen to, the rest of this poem by the English poet Kathleen Raine here.