Poem: Janus ~ Our Will As One

New Year... New Beginnings...


Looking back to days now gone, now past
Looking to the future, days new, days vast
This NOW, what we perceive it to be
A choice ever held by a you, by a me
Many a decision, ours to reach, to make
From the threads of thought and vision we partake
A mind with purity of purpose, intent and direction
Is itself life's questing perfection
Shaper we are of each yesterday and a tomorrow to come
We with the MAKER, our will as ONE.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Image: Janus ~ Roman Republican Janus coin, c. 225-212 B.C.
www.vroma.org/.../ janus_vienna.jpg

In Roman mythology, Janus (or Ianus; "archway") was the
god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings.
His most prominent remnant in modern culture is his namesake, 
the month of January, which begins the new year.

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Brian Goudie January 11, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Dear Poetess of the Subdivisons, Janus was better know as being 'two-faced.'
Rose Marie Raccioppi January 11, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Brian, Thank You... Indeed... what was ~ what is yet to be... two faces of time.


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