Friday, January 2, 2009

A Poem for the New Year

Morning Renewed

A towel dries on its peg.
Radiators pant with the effort
of combating winter chill.
Percolating coffee heralds
the beginning of the New Year.

Remains of tarts and cream
Evince a feast and
bring to mind the
sedate frivolity of a village
comfortable in its collective skin

The sun pushes under the shades.
The list of chores and projects and goals
grows long, to match the understanding
that it is time to atone
for past indulgences.

Welcome to 2009, everyone!


Mrs. Chili said...

*GRIN!* Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!

Happy 2009. Here's hoping it just keeps getting better!

Yondalla said...

In answer to the question: post tenure review at my small college.