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A Poem for your New Year

This morning on my walk with Willow I came across many beautiful things. This photo captured a fraction of the beauty of the frost today. It reminded me of this poem and I offer it here to you with much love...

Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe
when we feel in us enough safety.

Call Me By My True Names: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh

I believe happiness never leaves us, even if sometimes we forget it's there. So, my wish for you all is that you remember just how happy you are, as many times as your heart beats, forever. :o)



  1. Beautiful photograph, and a wonderful poem to match it. Thank you for sharing. Have a most wonderful new year!

  2. What a wonderful sentiment to start the new year with. Beautiful photograph too. I took a train journey yesterday that took me through some wonderfully wintery landscapes but sadly I had no camera to capture all that beauty - oh well, I have the memories. Anyhow, Happy New Year Hen - hope 2009 is filled with lots of happiness and joy for you.


  3. lovely poem hen :o)
    and a Happy New year to you :o)

  4. Gorgeous picture and lovely poem. Thank you for that. Happy new year and all the best.

  5. happy new year hen, blessings to you

    Leanne x

  6. That was a lovely poem, hen, and Happy New year to you and your family.

    My hubby loved his Christmas present basket, thank you :)

    Kim x

  7. :o)

    Glad the basket went down well Kim!


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