Sunday, December 26, 2010

Twixt dusk and dawn



It’s time to celebrate! Well nearly. With just a few days of 2010 left to, go we are  about to celebrate the end of a year that was perhaps less than kind to us, or the start of a new one with all the hope and promise it brings. Maybe both, maybe neither.

There’s only a night between old and new. A few hours twixt dusk and dawn. Is it possible that our fortunes can change between an owl’s hoot and a sparrow’s fart?

Now is the time to draw up a manifesto. A list of intentions, goals and objectives. For it’s only with resolutions that next year will be any different from one about to fizzle out. The change of date can never bring a change in providence, it’s for us to bring about that change for ourselves.

So, all that remains is for me to step down from my soap box and wish you whatever you wish for yourself, even if wishes don’t really come true without a little bit of self-help!




Pictutre by Nefis at deviantArt

19 comments:

  1. awesome take,
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  2. You have said it all!!

    Happy New Year!!

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  3. I have read this several times! But the cameo roles of the owl and sparrow definitely win my vote! A great piece of writing!

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  4. haha, got totally stuck on sparrows fart :D

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  5. Yes indeed, change comes from within..Happy New Year to you..Jae

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  6. excellent...funny...true...
    prophetic

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  7. sweet! good luck with your manifesto. i personally have never made one...

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  8. I trust your new year is a happy one also. . .and manifestos, well that's part of being human and optimistic, I think.

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  9. Your words brought a lot of flashing images to mind, memories and other words. I too, like the owl and sparrow, but was struck most deeply by the one night between old and new. That one is dancing in red shoes. Thank you,

    Elizabeth

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  10. Cool Keith. It is our own making that is the difference, and we get nowhere without that.

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  11. We certainly don't need the New Year to prompt a change, we can do that anytime. The secret is knowing when a change is necessary. Looking forward to reading you next year.

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  12. First, i loved your blog look !! very neat and very color-full :D !

    nice post :)

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  13. one of you best pieces yet.

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  14. "between an owl’s hoot and a sparrow’s fart?" The whole rest of the essay fell away into the abyss when I read that. lol.

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  15. Of course wishes come true. I have what I wished for :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas sweetie x

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  16. Wow, Keith, found you at Writer's Island. Three, three, three prompts in one! I've seen and even done twofers, but a triple? And I'm sorry, but the sparrow's fart was an unexpected belly laugh for me. Had to calm down to finish the poem!

    Love your blog, the look, your writing, the images. I will be back.

    Here's what I came up with if you want to take a look. Peace, Amy

    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/graduation-day-celebrate-writers-isle/

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  17. Thanks. Happy New Year to you too. May all your wishes come true.

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  18. A gentle manifesto. May this New Year bring you joy, harmony, and productivity -- all that you wish -- without too much sacrifice of mind or body.

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  19. I'm wishing for all of your wishes to come true. Happy New Year, Keith.

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