Sunday, December 31, 2006

A New Year's Rhyme

(In the spirit of the New Yorker's annual New Year poem,
QG offers her own version for 2007.)

Strike the concertina's melancholy string,
Let the soul-stirring harp play like anything.
It's time for New Year's wishes round the ring,
To RevGals, Pals and Presbybloggers I sing.

Huzzah for the RevGals who now have gone "Inc",
With lots of new bloggers now in the link!
Songbird, Reverend Mommy and St. Cassarole,
Wills Mama and Jan and a Bear on a Floe
Join in sending their wishes for the best New Year yet
To Cheesehead, Rebel, Reverendmother, Mibi, and Net.

The year 2007 could be the calmest
For Wendy, Spooky Rach, Mindy and Psalmist.
Add Mary Beth, Zorra, Dogblogger and Miranda to my list
Of Texas Bloggers whose posts cannot be missed.
May this spring bring you bluebonnets and not too much haze,
May you soar through the minutes, the months and the days.

To Pink Shoes, to Gallycat, to Cathy and Lutheran Chick
May each day bring you more blessings than you can pick.
For Rev Abi, Preacher Mom, Singing Owl and Gannet Girl,
Some excitement, some adventure to keep you in a whirl.
Gord, Deb, Grandma Jean and Teri
Should find many ways to keep themselves merry.

The New Year brings with it a chance to sow the good seed
For Kathryn, John, Stacey, Bro Greg and Vicar of Hogsmeade.
We hope that the year 2007 will prove a good date
For Emily, Jane Ellen, Iris, and Anna Straight.
Now we have a chance to make a new start
And show the love of God lives in our heart.

What will the year bring for our fellow PresbyBloggers,
Who faithfully follow PresbyDoings as loggers?
Woe betide those who try to sneak a ruse
Past Will Spotts, Beau, Toby, Denis or Michael Kruse.
Hail Andy Moye, kairos, Presbyterian Gal, Russell Smith and Pastor Lance--
May the news from Louisville not prompt you to write rants!

In the spirit of comity, peace, light and grace
QG sends greetings all over the place--
To Moderator Joan Gray and even the Clerk.
May you find a way to make the PCUSA work
Together in the New Year better than in the last,
So the fussing and fighting can be in the past.

To the RevGals and Pals in our growing webring
May 2007 many blessings bring.
And to a broken world in need
Of healing from Jesse's seed,
May the New Year bring God's love and grace
To everyone in every place.

17 comments:

cheesehead said...

Beautiful. And I'm not saying that just because I'm in the first stanza of RevGals...

Happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Now that's impressive! Thank you, and Happy New Year!

PS: My word verification starts out "bbq." Do you have a big Texas celebration going on down there?

zorra said...

Brava!!!!! And a very happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

That was IMPRESSIVE! :-D

Happy New Year, QG. I'm glad you are part of my cyber world.

Anonymous said...

Bravo and Well Done!!! An honor to be included, thank you.

A very Happy New Year to you, yours and all fellow bloggers!!!

Preacher Mom said...

Love it! Great job!

Happy New Year and prayers for blessings for you and all our webring pals!

Anonymous said...

Wow, QG! Thanks so much for including me in your wonderful poem and for the good wishes.

Though I'm a fur piece north of ya, it's not THAT far! So listen for a "how-do" shouted at you as I head down I-35 next.

And you, too, have a blessed, wonderful New Year! Thanks for being a blessing to me in 2006.

Mary Beth said...

Woot!

this rocks!

happy new year!

Kathryn said...

Wheeeeh...that's so exciting. I'm in a blog poem...! Thank you so much for launching my blog reading of 2007 with such style and panache...and thank you more for being you. Love and blessings for 2007 xx

will spotts said...

This is great.

Thank you.

Sue said...

Happy New Year QG!

Miranda said...

Great song, thanks for the mention. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Right back atcha.
Enjoy the new year.

John said...

Excellent poem.

LutheranChik said...

WOW! I got a line in someone's SONG! (And a link, even!)

Bravo for this creative effort!

Anonymous said...

How much fun is this? Now I am inspired to get out my steel guitar... not...
;)

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will smama said...

Wow.