Photograph by Lari Flar‘New Year’s Hopes, 2017’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society December 31, 2016 Beauty, Culture, News of Note, Poetry 5 Comments Color streams burst brightly in a flourish of elation, Each to soar and cover night’s condoning, lofty, canvas – Livening this moment, man-made shooting stars’ vibration Emanate our gladness to be living. Will they preface Broad displays of kindness to complete this hopeful painting? Righteous souls endeavor, far and wide, to sow their virtue, As the air of conscience faces stifling fumes of hating That have thrived on wastelands, born of selfishness, and surge to Insult heaven… Wisdom’s lavish gardens wait to follow On Tomorrow’s outlook – Will our New Year joy converge to Nurture goodwill’s blooming? Spurring change or proving hollow? Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Related Post A Translation of André Chénier’s ‘Elegy XX’... Born at Constantinople in 1762 of a French father and Greek mother, André Chénier grew up in pre-revolutionary France and studied at Paris. Well-read,... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 5 Responses Joe Tessitore December 31, 2016 Well done Daniel! Happy New Year to you and to all! Reply Daniel Magdalen January 1, 2017 Thank you! Happy New Year! Reply Wendy Bourke January 2, 2017 A beautifully crafted – and layered – acrostic poem! Happy New Year! Reply Daniel Magdalen January 3, 2017 Thank you! And a Happy New Year to you too! Reply Amber January 13, 2017 Have you seen this video → http://ow.ly/8G0i307YruD People are sharing their hopes for 2017/1/12 It’s really inspirational. Hope you enjoy it like I did ☺ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.