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,
as prompted by Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
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.
Describes the year I’ve spent.
And yet —
Despite the manner blessed,
I have wiped the slate clean again
To start the year refreshed.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2012