The Year

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear, And that's the burden of a year. Wonderful new years poem to start the year, a great choice, lets hope this years a hopeful burden.
Fantastic work. In the backdrop of a New Year, the poet has presented a nice commentary on a man's life. Thanks.
Such an interesting new year poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox👍👍👍
Your poem summarizes the days passing by turning into a year. Good one!
An excellent poem to read on Jan 1st every year to prepare ourselves for what a year can bring us- both joy and sorrow.
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