Happy Anniversary

It has been one year since I started this blog. New Year’s Day never really feels like a “new year”, since I do all my soul-searching and resolution-making every year between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But this is a good poem and I need a poem to consecrate my blog on this anniversary.

i am running into a new year
by Lucille Clifton

i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that I catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what I said to myself
about myself
when I was sixteen and
twentysix and thirtysix
even fortysix but
i am running into a new year
and I beg what I love and
i leave to forgive me

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~ by realsupergirl on January 1, 2005.

2 Responses to “Happy Anniversary”

  1. I like that. A lot.

    resonates a lot right now.

  2. i’ve added you as a friend…
    you can also get my buzznet photos at

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