A New Year’s poem: The Gate of the Year, by Marie Louise Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

 

“Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!”

 

And he replied:

 

“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.

 

That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

 

 

 

So, I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night

 

And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

 

 

 

So, heart, be still!

 

What need our little life,

 

Our human life, to know,

 

If God hath comprehension?

 

In all the dizzy strife

 

Of things both high and low

 

God hideth His intention.

 

- M.L. Haskins

 

Happy new year everyone!

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