Go No More A-Roving

So we’ll go no more, no moreSo we’ll go no more, no more So we’ll go no more a-rovingSo late into the nightThough the heart be still as lovingAnd the moon be still as brightFor the sword outwears its sheathAnd the soul outwears the breastAnd the heart must pause to breatheAnd love itself have restContinue reading “Go No More A-Roving”

Winter (Zemestan)

Your greetings they’ll ignore.With their heads resting on their chests,They seek warmth from their breasts,None affords to lift a head to greet the guests. Vision is limited,The road’s dark and slick.Your extended friendly hand is refused,Not because they are confused;They rather keep their hands where they are warmed.It is frightfully cold. Do not be alarmed.Continue reading “Winter (Zemestan)”

To a Mistake Filled New Year

I hope that in this year to come,you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes,then you are making new things,trying new things,learning, living,pushing yourself,changing yourself,changing your world. You’re doing thingsyou’ve never done before,and more importantly,you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you,and all of us,and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes.Make glorious,Continue reading “To a Mistake Filled New Year”

January Hymn

On a winter’s Sunday I goTo clear away the snowAnd green the ground below April all an ocean awayIs this a better way to spend the day?Keeping the winter at bay What were the words I meant to sayBefore you leftWhen I could see your breath leadWhere you were going to Maybe I should justContinue reading “January Hymn”

Hopes for a New Year

Let the sky celebrate!Let it pour some rainto wash away the past years’ grief. Let the fireworks speakannouncing a New Year to break,displaying seasons of different flavours. Oh New Year, can you restoreour hopes and spill our fears? I wonder.. What will you bring?Happiness, confusion, or sadness?Let the other years witness..your joy, your pity, yourContinue reading “Hopes for a New Year”

New Years Eve

When the bells all ring and the horns all blowAnd the couples we know are fondly kissingWill I be with you or will I be among the missing? Maybe it’s much too early in the gameAh, but I thought I’d ask you just the sameWhat are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s eve? Wonder whoseContinue reading “New Years Eve”

Joyous Kwanzaa

Founded by Dr Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa runs from December 26 to January 1. It is inspired by the First Fruits Festivals celebrated by the Nguni peoples of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Swaziland; as well as Juneteenth (June 19, Freedom Day) celebrating the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. Kwanzaa (Swahili for firstContinue reading “Joyous Kwanzaa”

12 Days of Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas runs from December 25 to January 5. January 6 is Epiphany, celebrating the coming of Magi (3 Kings Day). Epiphany Eve, January 5 is also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 days of Christmas was originally a chant, with French origins. In 1780, it was published for the first timeContinue reading “12 Days of Christmas”

Christmas Waltz

Originally released as the B-side to the famous White Christmas, this fabulous Christmas tune was written on a hot, dry California summer day, at the request of Frank Sinatra. Merry ChristmasMerry ChristmasMay your New Year dreams come true Frosted window panesCandles gleaming insidePainted candy canes on the treeSanta’s on his wayHe’s filled his sleigh withContinue reading “Christmas Waltz”