New Year’s Day Poetry Reading

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Jane Hirshfield’s contemplative poem, “Counting, This New Year’s Morning, What Powers Yet Remain to Me” resonated very strongly with me, with its subtle but powerful message for our current moment in time.

My goal for the upcoming year remains the same: “to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before” (to borrow from William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech).

All the best for a healthy and happy new year!

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122 thoughts on “New Year’s Day Poetry Reading

  1. Fantastic reading, Liz. Don and I just listened in and enjoyed your recitation immensely. A wonderful way to celebrate the first day of 2023! Sending hugs along with my gratitude for an amazing 2022!!!

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  2. Liz, thank you so much for sharing Jane Hirshfield’s powerful and profound poem and one that resonates deeply with me. One sentence stands out to the writer within me and my joy of words: ‘Words still bespangle, bewilder.’

    Wishing you much creativity and joy with your goal for the New Year – a truly inspiring quote and one which we should all endeavour to follow! A very Happy New Year to you! xx

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  3. The loveliest, most soul-soothing encounter I’ve yet experienced in this new year. Thank you, Liz, for reminding me of the gift of asking.

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      1. Lol!!!! And I see I got auto-corrected when I tried to type Hirshfield’s name in my earlier comment. Oops. Silly me for typing and sending without rereading first. 🤷‍♀️
        Ah well. Even so it’s lovely to share the enjoyments of poetry with you!

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