Saturday, 24 January 2015

A poem for January

Here is a poem for January, the beginning of the year and I'm sure I wrote it last year too. I hope you like it. It isn't really a poem, more like and inspirational verse.

The Gate of the Year,  Minnie Louise Hskins, 1875 - 1957

And I said to the man who stood at the gate to the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'
And he replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.'
So I went forth, and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And he led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

King George VI quoted this in his speech on Christmas Day in 1939

Abba singing happy new year to you all
January brings the snow

1 comment:

  1. Lovely as always, Angela. Your quotes somehow say it all!