A New Year

Familiarity breeds contempt. My old theme seemed cluttered and old, so I’m sprucing things up.

May take me a while to reorder everything.

I have New Year’s Resolutions:

  • No more announcing grand projects that I can’t possibly live up to. Note to self: Do what you can when I can.
  • Writing more Haiku. It’s good for the mind and soul.
  • Write more poetry and finish the poems I’ve already started.
  • Read more poetry.
  • Make some money doing what I love to do, writing poetry, writing about poetry, writing fables and just plain writing.

I hope all of you have had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year.

5 responses

  1. You’re brave to write the resolutions down. Now we’ll be holding you to them all! ;)
    Sounds good. I’ll write my goals for this year: to innovate, to inspire more, and to find and
    practice serenity more. Hope to apply them to all aspects of my life as well as my blog. Happy
    New Year Patrick.


  2. Hi Patrick,
    I am a recent visitor to your site and have thoroughly enjoyed just about everything that you have written….and I don’t only mean our mutual interest in Poetry.

    I don’t mean to sound patronising, but I recognise in you a fellow ‘traveler’, and hope that we can communicate more.

    Should you wish to, more details concerning me can be found on http://www.jeanmargaretharvey.com/
    where I hide my lack of poetic skills behind the pen name of John Smith

    I wish you seasonal greetings for the year to come.

    Take care,



    • Hi James,

      I visited the blog, but I’m all confused. So John Smith is your pen name. For a moment I thought you were Jean. On the opening page of the blog you (or someone) writes that they’re happily married to Simon John Harvey. But you are not Simon or Jean. You are James guest posting poetry as John Smith at Jean’s blog? Am I right? I was going to say hello at the blog but I wasn’t sure you would see it.

      Anyway… Hello and Seasonal Greetings! I was reading some of your poetry. What are you working on at the moment?


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