Genre Nonfiction Poetry Poetry Friday

[Poetry Friday] “The Year” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

HaVe you read The Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox? Check out our Poetry Friday post for this week!

Fats here.

Happy Holidays and well wishes to everyone! My social energy dwindles as the year ends. Ha! Anyway, in celebration of the coming year, I’m sharing a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Check it out! Layout and design courtesy of Canva. Background image courtesy of HK Tatler.

Many thanks to Michelle Kogan for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up!

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

9 comments on “[Poetry Friday] “The Year” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  1. I like to revisit this poem annually — thanks for sharing it, Fats! Happy New Year!


  2. maryleehahn

    This poem captures the cycle of a year perfectly!


  3. A great wrap up of the year. That’s new for me. Thanks, and happy new year. Cheers! — Christie


  4. Linda Mitchell

    Perfect. Happy New Year!


  5. Fats, thanks for the reflective poem. Have a happy new year.


  6. I’m with you on my energy level dwindling down with the end of the year… Thanks for this cyclical poem that manages to fit so much in such a small space–it makes me value and appreciate the larger universe around me. Sending wishes for a happy New Year!


  7. Thanks for reminding me of this poem. What a great one to highlight this week! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!


  8. I’ve never seen this poem before, but it’s a great one. Thanks for sharing it. I’m also pretty low-energy this holiday season. First the flu and now I’m in NYC visiting my daughter. I’m loving spending time with her, but I find the city exhausting and fascinating.


  9. I’m left peaceful, touched, and inspired by all of these New Year’s poems this week. Thank you for sharing another gem!


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