They looked around the frozen stream
And called out loud and clear,
A ducky greeting to one and all
For a great new year.
Along the way the trees were full
Of the soft new snow,
Making such a wonderland…
As if a special glow
Was shining on this New Year’s Eve,
There for all to see.
The birds and squirrels saw it too.
They stared like you and me.
The nuthatch thought he’d have his fill
While he waited, and lo…
The gulls were busy on the bay
Crabbing as they go.
And all around the sliver sheen
Of reluctant sun
Broke through the dark grey cloud
Of a year all done.
We walked along familiar paths
Looking forward without fear
For a host of better days
In a brand new year.
Wishing one and all the best in 2022!