Sunday, January 4, 2015

What Shall I Wish Thee?

“Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.”
― Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary
"What shall I wish thee?
Treasures of earth?
Songs in the springtime,
Pleasure and mirth?
Flowers on thy pathway,
Skies ever clear?
Would this ensure thee
A Happy New Year?

What shall I wish thee?
What can be found
Bringing thee sunshine
All the year round?
Lasting and dear,
That shall ensure thee
A Happy New Year.

Faith that increaseth,
Walking in light;
Hope that aboundeth,
Happy and bright;
Love that is perfect,
Casting out fear;
These shall insure thee
A Happy New Year."
-  Frances Ridley Havergal, A Happy New Year


  1. Forgot to wish you a Happy New year this morning. Happy New Year!!! Here's hoping we get some sunshine soon :) If not I guess I'll have to buy a sunlamp.

  2. Great poem & picture! Where were you guys headed? I don't think I said Happy New Year to anyone!! Don & I went to bed at our usual time New Year's Eve
    , so it was just another night. :)

  3. Happy New Year!!!!
    Excellent pic!!!