New Year's Notes ...
Crafting a Calendar

Poetry Friday: Letter to a Friend


I salute you!

I am your friend and my love for you goes deep.

There is nothing I can give you which you have not got; but there is much, very much, that while I cannot give it, you can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today ...

Take heaven!

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant ...

Take peace!

The gloom of the world is but a shadow, behind it, yet within our reach, is joy ...

Take joy!

Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty … that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven ...

And so at this Christmas time, I greet you, with profound esteem and with prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.

~ Fra Giovanni, 1513

Not technically a poem, but a quotation ~ a beautiful and heartfelt message with which to ring in the New Year. And so today I'm wishing you all these things ... as well as a Happy Friday. :)