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31 December 2008

Welcome 2009!

A Song for New Year's Eve
by William Cullen Bryant

Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay—
Stay till the good old year,
So long companion of our way,
Shakes hands, and leaves us here.
Oh stay, oh stay,
One little hour, and then away.

The year, whose hopes were high and strong,
Has now no hopes to wake;
Yet one hour more of jest and song
For his familiar sake.
Oh stay, oh stay,
One mirthful hour, and then away.

The kindly year, his liberal hands
Have lavished all his store.
And shall we turn from where he stands,
Because he gives no more?
Oh stay, oh stay,
One grateful hour, and then away.

Days brightly came and calmly went,
While yet he was our guest;
How cheerfully the week was spent!
How sweet the seventh day's rest!
Oh stay, oh stay,
One golden hour, and then away.

Dear friends were with us, some who sleep
Beneath the coffin-lid:
What pleasant memories we keep
Of all they said and did!
Oh stay, oh stay,
One tender hour, and then away.

Even while we sing, he smiles his last,
And leaves our sphere behind.
The good old year is with the past;
Oh be the new as kind!
Oh stay, oh stay,
One parting strain, and then away.

Wishing you a joyous and adventuresome New Year!


Expat Traveler said...

Wishing you the part of the adventurous new year the most. ;-) To us both!!!!! And a happy new year of course.... Loved the pics.

Maribeth said...

Happy New Year!

Amy said...

Oh my yumminess!!! I never knew what a yule log consisted of...heard the word but never knew the meaning...looks devilishly wonderful!!! I'll have to try it next Christmas- my kitchen is closed until next Christmas, I'm pooped from all the baking these holidays....so I'm at least having a long break but boy that sure looked good, thanks for sharing!!!

Merisi said...

Happy New Year, Hexilein! :-)
May all your dreams come true in due time, and your heart be filled with happiness always!