Happy New Year – Tanka Written by Ellen Grace Olinger placing the new calendar on the wall all the new spaces without words God’s time Like this:Like Loading... 5 thoughts on “Happy New Year – Tanka” Dear Ellen, That’s the hard part…keeping things in balance. Always so much to do…yet knowing our limits is so important and sometimes we have to just let some things go. But if we look around there is always a need to be filled, a job to be done, a bird to listen to as it sings outside. As you say, one day at a time, and then to give it all go GOD and be thankful. Happy New Year. LikeLike Dear Merrill, Thank you and the same blessing to you. Your poem is lovely and true! Sounds like we are both having a quiet evening. LikeLike Dear Ellen, Well I have a feeling it’s impossible for me to have a quiet evening. I’ve just been contacted by a new friend in an old group to do a series of haiga for them during the year. I have no idea how I’m going to fit it in, but that’s not for me to worry about tonight. Tonight’s been positively electric with wishes coming fom so many wonderful friends. I’m just about to turn everything off now, though…go take a good hot bath and bring the new year in in peace. I wish you all the richness life itself can offer. The world is full of so many things, I think we all should be happy as kings….words of RL Stevenson…a good memory of my Mom reading to me as a child. Happy New Year. LikeLike I see, Merrill. Or I think I do! At first I focused on the first line of your poem in your first comment: “letting the year pass in prayer” yet it does turn to service. Hopefully in balance…one day at time… LikeLike letting the year pass in prayer the turning to the new fast becomes service Happy New Year Ellen… I hope you have a healthy and prosperous New Year and that each day will leave a gift for you as it passes. LikeLike Comments are closed.