Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year Madrigal



 Wishing you a blessed New Year!
'"The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you, 
And be gracious to you;…
Num.6:24-25




The notes of living rise and fall
Composing Bygone’s madrigal
Across thought’s scale of high and low
Echoes of loss and triumph blow
They trace the place where constant change
Cannot return to rearrange
The bars where stars and darkness spar
So very near yet oh, so far
From where we are to where we’ll be
When this New Year is history
And all we do not know begets
The snowy ash of Morrow’s Yet
As retrospect and prospect meet
In dissonant chords, bittersweet
To splay upon yon quiet night
A lay that each today will write
Where the best human race can do
Is trust God’s grace to see us through

© Janet Martin

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