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Monday, January 7, 2013

Journal Prompt: Goodbye 2012

8 1/2" X 11"

Done for a prompt in a Facebook Group: 
Goodbye 2012
Pencil sketched, retraced in Sharpie PEN and then colored with Caran D'Ache and Staedtler Pencil Crayons. Journaling in Sharpie.
Poem from http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19332
We read this (and a few others) with the boys on New Years Eve. 

The Old Year
by John Clare

The Old Year's gone away 
To nothingness and night: 
We cannot find him all the day 
Nor hear him in the night: 
He left no footstep, mark or place 
In either shade or sun: 
The last year he'd a neighbour's face, 
In this he's known by none. 

All nothing everywhere: 
Mists we on mornings see 
Have more of substance when they're here 
And more of form than he. 
He was a friend by every fire, 
In every cot and hall-- 
A guest to every heart's desire, 
And now he's nought at all. 

Old papers thrown away, 
Old garments cast aside, 
The talk of yesterday, 
Are things identified; 
But time once torn away 
No voices can recall: 
The eve of New Year's Day 
Left the Old Year lost to all.
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