Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I love this as a New Year poem, especially for kids.  :D

The New Year Babe 

The "New Year Babe" is always hailed with shouts of greatest joy,
Though no one seems to really know if it's a girl or boy.
Good Mother Earth opes wide her arms and takes the baby in
While big and little people help to raise an awful din.

And just as soon as "New Year Babe" has made its grand debut,
Then all the folks make big resolves and say what they will do
Before the Baby Year has grown old and worn with time,
When it must leave us while the bells for a new year will chime.

But all resolves are very hard to always keep in mind,
And somehow they get broken and the pieces hoary with old age,
We're glad to turn a fresh new leaf and close our last year's page.

poem by Winifred Sackville Stoner Jr.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


  1. Cute poem and I am glad to leave 2011 behind with all its rain, an earthquake and flooding.
    Happy New Year.

  2. Yes Susan, I am happy to leave 2011 behind and begin anew in 2012!