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Thursday, December 31, 2009


 Reminiscing about this Old Year,
I gladly let go of it.
Tossing it over my shoulder
back into history.
A true roller coaster year

©Tsunami, 24 x 30, Oil, St.Germain (also LOOK on ART NOTES)

or whirlwind
God's eye was on those wrangling
centrifugal moves
I hung on like a rag doll

dew on my rose 

Once profusely blooming
time left its shriveled marks
fading into parchment paper
dust to dust

 a rose I dried, the fragrance still lingering in my house

 Blown and thrown
like a tumbleweed
by gusts of wind
into new places and corners
until the dawn
of a New Year

May 2010 be a more settled year, and easier on our nerves and emotions,
and our jobs -for all of you!


Whitemist said...

Right back at you Jeanette!
It was for sure one of "those" years!
My you settle in your creativity!

Clytie said...

I like the idea of tossing the old year over my shoulder ...

And I really love the dried rose - before and after! I can almost smell the perfume ...

Happy New Year!

Beth Niquette said...

A Happy New Year to you! I pray the coming year will be filled with amazing adventures, laughter and joy! May you have strength through the hard times and peace throughout the year.

GutsyWriter said...

This year has been difficult for many and I believe in staying optimistic and hopeful. I loved your photos and poetry, and the rose before and after made an impact on me. Thanks and all the best to you and your family in 2010.

Gaelyn said...

May the new year find you in the fullness of the Now at every moment.

Happy New Year Jeannette!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

here's to a peaceful new year :)

rainfield61 said...

By law, it must be a Happy New Year.

Bon Voyage.

jeannette stgermain said...

Joey -this year will be of the one of the ones we'll be referring to:)
the same to you about creativity!

Clytie - with this year behind us, we can start with a new slate -but it's like the rose, we can enjoy later of what is left of it!

Beth - Thank you! extra strength and laughter, I can use that -I have worried and agonized too much this year.You are one with a generous amount of wisdom and revelation - may you shine in that in 2010!

Yes, a hard year, and we have to be determined to come on top of it!
I so much want America to arise again:)

Gaelyn ...the fulness of the that's a tall "order" - it would be great to come at the end of next year and be able to say that! You are tall in my perspective!

Gary - that your art may expand and bloom in 2010! may be new ventures...?

Rainfield - you make me smile! by law...people should be happy too next year!

VioletSky said...

Beautifully written, Jeannette.
Best Wishes for 2010!

Word Verification is 'false' -is that a portent of something?

Paula said...

This is the second post you've given us this holiday season that has helped me get through the holidays. Such great gifts. Thank you so much, J. See you in the New Year. Much love, P.

Rosie said...

I like the idea of 'tossing the old year over my shoulder' to say farewell - all my best wishes for the New Year:)

Kerri said...

I agree! 2009 has been quite a trying year...looking forward to Great things in 2010!

jeannette stgermain said...

Violetsky -thank you! hopefully the word verification won't turn out:) but we'll see! Wishing you the best New Year ever!

Paula - this holiday season has for many bitter-sweet memories -I'm glad my words were encouraging to you. Up to a very good 2010, dear friend!

Rosie - this last year was so difficult, tossing it was mildly put, it was more throwing it, LOL!
Happy New Year to you too, Rosie

Kerri - my prayer is for "mercy on us" for the next year -many blessings to you in the New Year, Kerri!

Maria said...

Happy New Year Jeannette! Many blessings to you my dear!

Rudee said...

Here, here! I second your motion to toss this past year aside.

Happy New Year and all that it promises to hold.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you! I am so happy to find you at my blog.
I thoroughly am touched by your poem along with the beautiful photos that show forth your heart.
It is a gift to be able to do that.
My prayers are with you for a much better NEW YEAR!
Remember to take one day at a time.
Don't look back or ahead.. just today is worth so much.
Hugs, Darlene xo

The Muse said...

May all that you yours...

CHEERS~for this the New Year!

jeannette stgermain said...

I'm changing you on my bloglist to the one you're one most! The Pummerin was quite interesting!! That your desires and wishes for this year may come to pass!

Yay, a new slate on this year to enjoy and cherish -have a happy one! I loved you sharing your children with us -very touching, Rudee:)

Thank you, I love to be an encouragement:)
Curious how you came to think of "dancing mango"? If I had any resolutions, it would be to ENJOY more!

The Muse,
I am contemplating on being on Facebook with my art -so I might look you up there. I raise the glass and cheer with you for this New Year!

Angie Muresan said...

A happy and blessed 2010, dear Jeannette.

Protege said...

All the best in 2010 to you and yours dear friend,

jeannette stgermain said...

Angie - thank you!
you gave me a comment that was still "in draft", but I accidentally clicked on the wrong command. When I've posted that one this week, your comment will reappear (I hope:) )

Thank you! And I forgot to mention on your blog, that if you have questions, etc. you may email me at Jeannette(dot)Coevorden1(at)yahoo
Have a great week - can't believe in inlets of the North Sea have frozen!!- keep warm:)

Dick said...

Happy New year, 2009 was not a very good year but maybe it reminds us of all the things we have and still have.
Winter has taken over here in the new year, cold, snow and pain all over because I wasn't careful enough. lol

Anonymous said...

I love the swirling colours of your painting. It reminds me of a vortex or gate to unknown realms that are presented to us for the exploring.

jeannette stgermain said...

You are right - it makes us realize that we have taken a lot for granted!
Feel for you! Did you fall on the ice, or what happened?

jeannette stgermain said...

Natural Moments,
The great thing about more abstract art is that one can make it anything we want to!
Can imagine that you would like to explore "unknown realms" - go for it!

matthew houskeeper said...

Tsunami...I like that!

jeannette stgermain said...

Matthew - thank you! I painted this the Sunday after the tsunami hit.