The Year Gone By

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Like a quick dance, shuffle of losses and leaves;
the year passed by. Heaven then taught me how
to love and rhyme as I looked on world with the
glorious sun’s eye.

Though if year gone by was offered me again;
the reverie bewilders and perturbs the mind.
Would accept and waltz through the pleasure
and pain; endure its purpose in the labyrinth
of wind.

Memories flowing with drops of ink;
Weld mind and heart in perfect sync.

 

Photo credits: Unsplash

Inspiration from “Burning the Old Year” byΒ Naomi Shihab Nye.

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

  1. OH! Those last lines, especially, are just gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

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  2. Victoria says:

    Lovely flow to this.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  3. Grace says:

    Love the ending couplet and this part rings strongly: I looked on world with the
    glorious sun’s eye.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  4. Mary says:

    Mind and heart in perfect sync – beautifully said!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  5. Thotpurge says:

    Mind and heart in perfect sync.. now that would be the perfect situation!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  6. Ayala says:

    Great ending. Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  7. Gabriella says:

    I like the flow of words here and the way you invite us into your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  8. barbara says:

    So lovely, the words you use to make us think. Would we really like to live the past year over again? Or, would just remembering, and writing it down, the good and the bad parts, be enough? I enjoyed reading this very much. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  9. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    Just beautiful, Sanaa, and loved those last two lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  10. Wow, can you ever write! I love the line that inspired this poem, and really admire what you did with it. Yes, we would do it all again….

    1. Sanaa says:

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  11. Bjorn says:

    Wonderful – a perfect way to express how it is to write poetry… Yes the ending couplet is perfect,

    1. Sanaa says:

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  12. Marina Sofia says:

    Not sure I would like the year gone by to be offered to me again, but that’s just me… A melodic flow to this, very nice!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  13. Locomente says:

    So beautiful… It strikes with a charm that only a poem can cast!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  14. Bryan Ens says:

    You use your chosen line wonderfully, and I love your closing couplet!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  15. Debi says:

    The last two lines are perfection.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

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  16. Misky says:

    That last couplet is a gem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  17. Beautifully written. Love the feeling of this!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  18. Reliving a year well spent in penned memories. A closure.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  19. Interesting that we used similar themes; great minds & all that. As has been stated, your final couplet is killer good, & it is always terrific when one of us finds a poetic path through the maze, a crack in the chaos.

    1. Sanaa says:

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  20. I agree with De. Those last lines are extraordinary!

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  21. Candy says:

    I kept going back to the line – though if year gone by was offered me again –
    what a great thing to ponder upon.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Candy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  22. blogoratti says:

    A splendid read, nice and warm greetings!

    1. Sanaa says:

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  23. i for one.. feel..
    aNew Year shAll
    sTart wITh Blooms
    Of DogWood Trees..
    Green iS new..
    i cannot
    complain..
    WiNter Green
    lives here now
    aGaiN..
    iN North
    Florida
    cliMatic
    chanGe..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Katie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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