The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.
You know what I love about Michelle Heidenrich Barnes? Her good-nature, humor, supportiveness, and wit, among other things. She is an energetic and consistent part of this very dear poetry community. As my winter swap partner, Michelle sent me the book I mentioned last week, in addition to the timely poem below. Enjoy!
One more quote:
Good resolutions are like babies crying in church. They should be carried out immediately.
~Charles M. Sheldon
Betsy at I Think in Poems has the Poetry Friday round-up.