Friday, January 4, 2019

Welcome to the New Year by Eleanor Farjeon



Welcome to the New Year
by Eleanor Farjeon

Hey, my lad, ho, my lad!
    Here's a New Broom.
Heaven's your housetop
    And Earth is your room.
 Tuck up your shirtsleeves,
    There's plenty to do-
Look at the muddle
    That's waiting for you! Dust in the corners
    And dirt on the floor,
Cobwebs still clinging
    To window and door. Hey, my lad! ho, my lad!
    Nimble and keen-
Here's your New Broom, my lad!
    See you sweep clean.
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Sylvia Vardell has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Poetry for Children.
 
NOTE: Be sure to check out Sylvia's 2019 Sneak Peek Poetry List! 
 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


5 comments:

Linda B said...

An old favorite that's a smiling metaphor for us in this new year, Elaine. Sweeping out the cobwebs is what I hope is done! Thanks for this sweet poem.

Jone MacCulloch said...

I’ve been sweeping and cleaning so this is perfect.

Mary Lee said...

I did a deep clean in one room yesterday. It's not everything, but it's something. Feels good to start fresh!

Happy New Year!

Kay said...

What good advice for the new year. I can think of quite a few things that need sweeping out!

Carol Varsalona said...

Elaine, I love these lines in the poem:
Look at the muddle
That's waiting for you!
Happy New Year!