Wednesday, January 03, 2024

January & The Beginning Of A New Year IWSG


Happy New Year! I hope you all had wonderful beginnings. Mine have been calm, low key and full of time with family. Lovely. The rest of the year looks to have a lot of travel, and more time with friends and family. This is all good. I hope the world decides to calm down and carry on...

In honor of new beginnings I'm sharing a poet's words...

The Good Morrow 

And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one …. 

John Donne(1572-1631)

It is a wish for all of us on this planet, because like it or not, this planet right now, with all of us here, is what we have, what we share, where we are.

PLEASE go and visit our first amazing co-hosts of the year! 

Joylene Nowell Butler, Olga Godim, Diedre Knight, Natalie Aguirre!

Also, the optional question of the month is:

January 3 question: Do you follow back your readers on BookBub or do you only follow back other authors?

I will say only that I haven't been on BookBub that much and will check it out! So, I don't know the answer to this question! LOL

Also, sorry for the glitches on the post today. Don't know why I can't make the text do what I want! Great way to start the new year...again, lol...

Happiest of new years to you all...


  1. A lovely poem, relevant even after so many centuries.

  2. Your post just has personality!
    My holidays were also low-key and offline.

  3. May the whole year be good-morrow for all.

  4. I agree with Diane above. May your whole year, Lisa, be "good-morrow." Wonderful poem. Have a beautiful day!

  5. Love the "Good Morrow" poem! Hope you are having a fabulous 2024!


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