Into the next year

And we shall march on:
the pensioners, the children
the mother and her little son,
the teacher and some
giggling girls in Sunday dresses
all following the band,
with the baker hitting the big drum
and the butcher blowing
his enormous cheeks as he impresses,
playing on the sousaphone,
and everyone is going
with joy into the brand new year,
no one will stand aside or be alone
when the band is passing here.
And while their boat is drifting on
we’ll still hear them play
when they are gone
into another day.


Everyone a very happy 2012!

image from the Dutch movie “Fanfare” (1958)


Comments on: "Into the next year" (14)

  1. Happy New Year to you too, Ina.

  2. Hi Ina! I have nominated you for the Kreativ blogger award! It’s my pleasure to recognize your work and re-direct more lookers and potential followers to your blog. Please go to my post ( to see the details. You are under no obligation to follow ‘the rules’ associated with this award. Thank you for all that you share of your talent and spirit!

    What a beautiful visual poem about moving forward…drifting forward…onto unknown horizons. nothing to be afraid of…

    I have much catching up to do on your poems and promise to do so soon.

    Wishing you all the blessings you deserve for the New Year and always!

    • Hi bardessdmdenton, thank you very much for your nomination! I am very honoured.

      We shall move on into world of uncertainties and new experiences and we better make the most of it 🙂

      Thank you for your kind wishes, and have a wonderful year too!

  3. Nicely done Ina. See you in 2012.

  4. Really captures the spirit of the New Year’s holiday 🙂

  5. What a positively uplifting poem to take us into the New Year.

    My very best wishes to you for 2012



    • Hi David

      I hope the boat won’t rock too hard lol. It will be an interesting year! Thank you for your wishes and your support! I wish you the best for 2012 too.

      Arohanui 🙂


  6. This is great, a feeling of moving forward, of positiveness, just what we need at this time of year.

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Ina – thank you again for all the comments and support.

    • Hi David, thank you. Your poems and paintings have made a big contribution to my blogging experience, as well as your encouraging comments! I wish you and your loved ones a very good 2012 too.

  7. Happy New Year 2012,,,, have fun 🙂

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