At the End of the Year

By: EarlB , 3:48 PM GMT on December 29, 2013

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Darker were the nights,
Shorter were the days
As Winter
Neared.

Grayer were our thoughts,
Sadder our spirits
As loss emptied our hearts,
As days counted down.

On the darkest night of the year
It became clear
That in that night
There was the most hope.


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4. EarlB
5:12 PM GMT on January 01, 2014
hi cp, jl and sa! a happy new year to you all!

it's always so nice to hear from each of you,
holiday or no.

it's harder to keep from plagiarizing the older
one gets, not out of maliciousness, but out of
forgetfulness or confusion, i guess, so yes, the
"light in the darkness" was stolen, but only as
a theme! ha ha if you're going to steal, steal
from the best! also stealing from author of
"darkest before the dawn" (Thos. Fuller)! but,
inspiration comes from what you've experienced.

and yes, sa, i do know pärt's work. and i like
it a lot. thanks for the link. i'm listening
while writing.

again, a happy new year to all, may it be a
wondrous one.

eb
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3. shoreacres
10:38 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
I can't help smiling, Earl. Your poem recalled an old book that still is making the rounds - in one of the chapter's there's something about "light shining in the darkness"...

But what the poem also put me in mind of is a favorite composer. Do you know Arvo Pärt? He's contemporary - Estonian. I really like some of his pieces - including this one. You may enjoy it.

In any event - Happy New Year. I'm ready for it, and anxious to begin some new routines!

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2. juslivn
10:34 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
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1. calpoppy
9:40 PM GMT on December 31, 2013
Beautiful poem, Earl!

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