Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

New Years Eve is a time to look back at your past, and more importantly, to look ahead to the coming year. It's hard to believe 2010 is about to arrive! It's the time to make those New Year resolutions. I don't usually make out a list but in the back of my mind there are always things I wish for, or resolve to follow through on. Love, Health, Happiness, and Organization wishes follow me through the years. What's on your wish list?
The poems below are timeless treasures written by my Grandma Phoebe (Swanson) Johnson.


Hallowed Remembrances
Treasured
Memories bring
Light and love to the soul;
A song, immortal, fills the heart
With faith.

Prairie Poets III, An Anthology of Verse gathered by Pasque Petals 1926-1966 and The South Dakota State Poetry Society 1927-1966. Edited by Adeline M. Jenny, Published by The Lund Press, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota 1966 pg. 116-120

In the New Year
Heaven grant me grace to find
Darkened clouds all silver lined;
Joy in lowly tasks I do,
Health and friends to see me through;
Life abundant, love to share,
Much to do and heart to care.

(Written in January of 1957)
Prairie Poets II, An Anthology of Verse gathered by Pasque Petals 1926-1958 and The South Dakota State Poetry Society 1927-1958. Edited by Adeline M. Jenny, Published by The Lund Press, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota 1958 pg. 98-100

1 comment:

Ronda Sternhagen said...

Happy New Year, Friend! Here's hoping that this is a good one all around.

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