SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A NEW YEAR’S POEM

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from BURNING THE OLD YEAR
By Naomi Shihab Nye


Where there was something and suddenly isn’t,
an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space.
I begin again with the smallest numbers.


Read the full text of “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye at The Poetry Foundation.


Editor’s Note: A beloved poet, a beloved poetry organization, and a beautiful poem for the new year. Hop on over to The Poetry Foundation and read today’s selection in full. Viva la poesia, and Happy New year!

About Sivan Butler-Rotholz

Sivan is the Contributing Editor of the Saturday Poetry Series on As It Ought To Be and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. She is a professor, writer, editor, comic artist, and attorney emerita. She is also the founder of Reviving Herstory. Sivan welcomes feedback, poetry submissions, and solicitations of her writing via email at sivan.sf [at] gmail [dot] com.
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