thomas m wilson

A Poem to Start 2008

January 3rd, 2008

“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.