New Year: A Dialogue

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MORTAL:
“The night is cold, the hour is late, the world is bleak and drear;
Who is it knocking at my door?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“I am Good Cheer.”

MORTAL:
“Your voice is strange; I know you not; in shadows dark I grope.
What seek you here?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Friend, let me in; my name is Hope.”

MORTAL:
“And mine is Failure; you but mock the life you seek to bless. Pass on.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Nay, open wide the door; I am Success.”

MORTAL:
“But I am ill and spent with pain; too late has come your wealth. I cannot use it.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Listen, friend; I am Good Health.”

MORTAL:
“Now, wide I fling my door. Come in, and your fair statements prove.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“But you must open, too, your heart, for I am Love.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (New Year: A Dialogue 1910)


Hopeful

 

 

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12 thoughts on “New Year: A Dialogue

    • Cindy, I wish you a very happy New Year as well. I am glad we met and I can’t wait to go back to CA when we will have the reunion. I do hope we will be able to meet, if you are not too far away from LA.

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