Photograph by Lari Flar‘New Year’s Hopes, 2017’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society December 31, 2016 Acrostic, 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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Hope you enjoy it like I did ☺ Reply Leave a Reply to Daniel Magdalen Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.