Monday, December 31, 2012

CDXXXV - Clean Slate


Carry on Tuesday asks us to use the line 
“I have wiped the slate clean” in a writing.  
The line originates from 
a George Bernard Shaw poem.

I decided to chance my hand at another Herrick’s stanza,


Clean Slate

The year’s been great; I can’t complain,
The good has swamped the bad,
With many things I wont forget
And few I wish I had.

'Content'
Describes the year I’ve spent.

And yet —

Despite the manner blessed,
I have wiped the slate clean again
To start the year refreshed.

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© J Cosmo Newbery 2012
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23 comments:

  1. I think a clean slate is the best to start the year ~

    Happy New Year ~

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  2. Excellent job on the form! what better way to start the year than with a clean slate!!
    Such a concise summary of a year!!

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  3. Nicely written. I like Herrick's style and I love the opportunities for new beginnings.

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  4. Ha, my 'clean slate' poem has a similar theme!

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  5. Should your friends be worried?

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    1. I hope not. My view on resolutions is to stop trying to do things you have failed at every year in the past and focus on doing what you currently do but do it better.

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    2. So we're not getting wiped off the slate? Phew!
      ;-)

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    3. OK, who left the permanent marker on the ledge of the whiteboard?

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    4. How nice to be indelible!

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  6. Very clever use of the form - intriguing interrupted lines. Way cool.

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  7. Excellent! I think you could really make this form your own - it seems to come so naturally.

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  8. I'm so glad you've been swamped by good things.

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  9. Clean slates are a wonderful way to start the year - though I hope that the memory of good things remains.

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  10. Very nicely written dear J Cosmo. I am starting the year anew, just remembering the best parts of 2012.
    Happy New Year, I hope that 2013 is a great year for you my friend.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  11. So, it gets better every year! Excellent.

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  12. We should all print this, cut it out, and tape it to our bathroom mirrors. Excellent advice, beautifully said.
    K

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  14. There are a few shades of grey there...regards me, anyway!

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  15. I love, "the good has swamped the bad." Love 'Content' as the poem sings, then 'wiped the slate clean to start a fresh,' Thank you. Beautiful.

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  16. Now that's the way to do it!

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