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New Year's Poems

Poetry to reflect on the past year and ring in the new.
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“Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye

New Year’s Day by Kim Addonizio

December 31st by Richard Hoffman

Snowfall” by Ravi Shankar

on new year’s eve by Evie Shockley

After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa by Robert Hass

Mild is the Parting Year by Walter Savage Landor

1 January 1965” by Joseph Brodsky

New Year's Poem by Margaret Avison

To the New Year by W. S. Merwin

January Drought” by Conor O'Callaghan

“Year's End” by Richard Wilbur 

Grayed In” by Martha Collins

“Pavane for the New Year by Elder Olson

“New Year by Bei Dao

A Pumpkin at New Year’s by Sandra McPherson

To the Garbage Collectors in Bloomington, Indiana, the First Pickup of the New Year by Philip Appleman

 
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Poem Sampler

New Year's Poems

Poetry to reflect on the past year and ring in the new.

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