The Year Short Holiday Poem By Ella Wheeler Wilcox! In this well-known New Year’s poem by way of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, she shares the truth of every new year. Time continues to go forward—years come and they go. Every new 12 months is marked via high-quality expectations, however, the truth is that every 12 months is crammed with each joyous and sorrowful moment. This poem is made up of rhyming couplets (two-line stanzas).
The Year Short Holiday Poem
What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.
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