Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year! And new decade! Welcome to 2010!

Today is a big day! The CYBILS SHORTLISTS have been published. Lots of fabulous titles! I can't wait to get to the library and start reading!

And of course it's Poetry Friday! I googled January poem and found one I had never read. I liked the middle best, so that's what you're reading.


…The unattended resolutions of the past are rushed
to the door, like an unwelcome guest who stayed
over a little longer, House needs a cleaning now.

Every year a battle is lost unfought, unthought
a select and delete all command works well
on a forgotten past, just as it did the last year.

I wish no questions were asked about the past
no grades to be given, no scores to be kept.
A new slate, new pen and a new poem to be written…

- Nikunj Sharma

The rest of the poem is here.

Poetry Friday is at A YEAR OF READING.

1 comment:

Irene Latham said...

"every year a battle is lost unfought" -- LOVE! Hadn't read this one either - thanks for sharing, and Happy 2010!