Happy New Year!

Barter
by Sara Teasdale

Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings
And children’s faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost.
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.

May the coming year bring you every blessing and joy — and
wild and wonderful success in your work. Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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3 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Toby says:

    Thank you for this. It was totally unknown to me. And just what I needed. A happy, healthy, productive year, Karin.

  2. Hi Toby,

    So glad you enjoyed Sara Teasdale’s poem — I love it!
    Wishing you a happy new year filled with peace, joyful
    work, abundance, and accomplishment.

    Love,
    Karin

  3. Jacqueline Stearns says:

    HI! I have decided not to let that agent from the pitch day change my mind. I’m still doing my book my way, with interviews! Jacque

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