Thursday, December 31, 2009

I wish you all a happy new year

Year after year
The leaf and the shoot;
The babe and the nestling,
The worm at the root;
The bride at the altar,
The corpse on the bier—
The Earth and its story,
Year after year.

From "The Mystery" by George Francis Savage Armstrong (1845-1906)

Young Bacchus, Giovanni Bellini, c. 1514


Julie H. Rose said...

And happy new year to you! May 2010 be a better year (than this one, to which I might say "good riddance though we had our moments")!

BitterGrace said...

We did have our moments--but it's good to get a fresh start.

Bozo said...

Looking forward to another year of BG Notes!

Alyssa said...

Happy New Year to you, dear Maria! Thank you for Bittergrace Notes--it truly is one of those spaces/places that keeps me going. I am always curious about what's on your mind, and so often gratified by the poetry and art you offer to us. I look forward to more in 2010!

BitterGrace said...

Thanks, Alyssa, and happy new year to you.

I love knowing you guys are out there enjoying all this stuff as much as I do. I fear resolutions, but if I had one it would be to write more for the blog this year. I think there are interesting days ahead...