To the New Year
I will allow
the slow spiral
of my life
to take one more turn,
as if unscrewing
the cap on a bottle
of New World wine
of uncertain maturity
or perhaps like the more brutal bite
of steel thread
into the yielding, cautious cork
of an aging claret,
not knowing when,
it might give,
And then I will drink,
heartily, and with other people’s wine,
to this year to come.
May you all have a very good 2013. Salut!
smiles…drink it up…nice how the form accentuates the unscrewing in this….an with other peoples wine as well…ha…happy new year…
Your words: Wonderful form. . . and FUNCTION!
Very nice….With drinking to every ending comes a new beginning. Happy New Year!
Like the weaving of forms, like uncorking the bottle of wine ~
Cheers and Happy New Year ~
oh love the form of this. uplifting and sparkling your verse is. Happy New Year to you 🙂
your poem is like a sparkling wine ~ delicious!
hoping the new year exceeds your expectations!
Oh I love the spiral of your words and their shape and especially enjoy the SLOW spiral – Savor it, poetry-diary, savor it! Happy New Year!
Matthew–I loved the form of these words spiraling, perhaps as one unturns a cork upwards from the bottle….surely your intent–well done! And a Happy New Year to you, sir.
Such a great use of form! Lovely–and happy new year to you!
Nicely done…super writing to bring to life a fine idea. Much enjoyed. Happy New Year.
the turning of the screw… 😉 form and metaphor done to perfection..
Well done… cheers… happy 2013!
Oh this is nice…really enjoyed this, perfect for the new year. Happy 2013 🙂
Very nice… Happy new year 🙂
Anticipation successfully captured. Thanks.
Great analogy -==- especially the final sharing.
smiles..i like the spiral and unscrewing the new year image here..ha..don’t drink too much of these other people’s wine though…smiles…happy new year