Happy New Year!/Turn of the Seasons

….That which has been done is that which shall be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun….
….And I applied my heart to seek…wisdom….
That which is crooked cannot be made straight,
and that which is wanting cannot be numbered….
….And I applied my heart to know wisdom….
To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven….
Ecclesiastes

TURN OF THE SEASONS

The seasons turn,
summer to autumn, fall to winter
and the joyous renewal of spring.
On this earth, there has been time
for love and hate,
war and peace.
But the seasons are changing
in a new way.
On this beautiful planet at risk,
there is no more time for hate,
no time for war.
The challenge is too great
to waste energy and talent
in the luxury of destruction.

As the seasons turn,
let us use our strength and abilities
to build up,
to heal,
to plant,
to create something new under the sun,
to straighten what is crooked,
number what is wanting,
seek wisdom from the heart
and embrace a way of being
in harmony with each other
and with our only home.

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12 Responses to Happy New Year!/Turn of the Seasons

  1. Laura Tomlinson says:

    Happy New Year Monica!
    We enjoyed our short evening with you, hopefully a tradition in the making.
    Your work reflects your untethered spirit as well as your connection to the natural world. An inspiration.
    LT

  2. Monica says:

    Dear Laura, That is about the kindest and most generous thing you could say! Thank you for taking the time to visit and a very happy new year to you! Monica

  3. A beautiful introduction to our new year dear friend , if all mankind could only read your words and understand the meaning therein , we would find universal happiness and peace with harmony between all races , sadly not all peoples hearts are open or eyes are open to seeing the truth within your words , may the dreams of enlightenment be fulfilled in our lifetime and universal peace reign.
    Ian

  4. penpusherpen says:

    Lovely, lovely blog. Monica,
    and yes, I do hope we all become wiser in our thoughts for what’s best for the Planet and not selfishly for ourselves. Living in harmony sounds the way forward, listen to the song of life’s cycle and take heed before it’s too late for us…
    have a wonderful 2011, my friend… xPenx

  5. Chloe says:

    Such wisdom in your words Monica – we should not be caught up in destruction, but rather be building up our only home (the world) and its inhabitants. Peace and happiness can be found, but it’s gonna take a universal change of mindset. Like Pen said, living in harmony seems to be the way forward, so too does treating others as we would want to be treated ourselves. All of which are easier said than done but things that we could well afford to at least strive for.

    Hope you have a great day xx

  6. Monica says:

    Thank you for such beautiful and special comments and for being your beautiful, special selves!

  7. bluebee says:

    Yes, Monica – I have started the New Year feeling very jaded with human nature (my own included), but your poem is a reminder that we cannot just throw up our hands and withdraw from it all and should make an effort to channel our energy into renewal, creativity, healing and innovation where we can.

  8. Jingle says:

    beautiful capture of the turn of 4 seasons…
    come here from another poet’s site, placed your link in my poets rally fresh poets to explore…

    Greetings! Happy 2011.
    I invite you to attend Thursday Poets Rally Week 36…
    you have until Wednesday to make 18 comments among participants…
    Hope to see you in, Happy Tuesday!
    your support is precious! Bless you.

  9. andro51 says:

    Yes and so excellently crafted my great friend,
    you have a very nice way of adding your poetry
    and one can easily see the interest that is generated
    in the process, so wickedly written Monica…

    Have A Fangtastical New Year in 2011 With Lots
    More of These Fine Additions to You Blogging… Be
    Very well Now

    Androgoth XXx

    • Monica says:

      Hello Androgoth, I hope your holiday was wonderful and that your New Year will be everything you could hope for. Thanks so much for coming by and writing these lovely comments.

      • andro51 says:

        Monica you are always welcome in My Gothic Realm, have a most delightful week and remember, don’t be working too hard…

        Be very well my great friend

        Androgoth XXx

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