The New Year

It’s been a while since I posted a poem by an anonymous author. But this one just struck me with its simplicity. A clear message, a straightforward rhyme scheme. A great poem for a great start of the New Year.

New Day’s Lyric

Like many people, I only discovered the talent that is Amanda Gorman when she performed ‘The Hill We Climb’ on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. For New Year’s, she wrote another piece, which I find just as moving. In this poem, she reflects on 2021 and themes of … More New Day’s Lyric

The Year

With Christmas still lingering in our hearts – and stomachs – the new year is already coming up. More food, more wishes and of course, resolutions. As American author Ella Wheeler Wilcox aptly puts it: what can we say about New Year that hasn’t been said a thousand times? But maybe that’s exactly what we … More The Year

Holidays

With the holidays coming up, a poem by a fireside poet seems appropriate, right? The fireside poets were a group of 19th-century American poets associated with New England. They were very popular because of their domestic themes. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of them. Even though this is a very old poem, it really resonates with me. We … More Holidays