At the Boundary of a Year

At the Boundary of a Year

Days are a bit longer.
Today has 46 seconds more daylight.
Remembrances of last year
and hopes for next year flow on the tide.

The weather report holds the promise of a storm.
Rain to dent our drought of thought.
Wind to drive the life giving waters ashore.
The warm blanket of clouds settling down to warm our souls.

I sit at the computer typing away.
A cup of tea as I come out of the long dark winter tunnel.
Creativity has ebbed
as I fight for each keystroke.

The tide turns to yearning.
A book to edit.
A book to write.
A poem that floats half complete in my sleep.

Ebb and flow.

Siting on a rock, cup of tea in hand.
Looking down the long valley of last year.
A deep breath,
and a glance a up the hill of the next year.

Stand and plant feet firmly.
Brush the dirt off my butt.
Hoist the pack to my shoulder.
and it’s time to move on.

Till next week

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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32 Responses to At the Boundary of a Year

  1. Debra says:

    This really connects with me. Well done! I like the hope packed into looking ahead.


  2. Dave Foyle says:

    Great poem Andrew! Made me wonder if I wasted my extra 46 seconds of daylight today…..or if I’ll put my extra Leap Day to good purpose this year! Thanks for your thoughtful words.


  3. pommepal says:

    I like it…


  4. That’s telling me to stop whinging and get on with it. Happy new year, Andrew.


  5. Mirja says:

    I like this Andrew. How the ebb and flow of waters
    moves to a firm stance on the earth in the last stanza.
    It has got rhythm and song.

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  6. Love this! My visual transition from your home office to nature, brilliant. And the second verse, so lovely to contemplate.


  7. dorannrule says:

    This is really moving poetry and I can sense your determination to move forward and upward.


  8. Wonderful reflection–and the rain did come to quench our drought but earth still begs for more here.


  9. artseafartsea says:

    I like your optimism.

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  10. Well done. I like the extra daylight. What will I do with my 46 seconds.

    Darn. I think I just spent it pondering…

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  11. Annika Perry says:

    I really like this, Andrew. πŸ˜€

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  12. Nurse Kelly says:

    Stunning πŸ™‚

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  13. Carrie Rubin says:

    Ebb and flow. Lovely.

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