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Poets' Corner: Feela, Watch Out For The New Year!

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right,” Telluride local Oprah Winfrey.

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello,” Paulo Coehlo.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come,” Joseph Campbell.

And now it’s time for one of our favorite writer-poets, regular contributor to Telluride Inside… and Out, David Feela , who weighs in using the veil of metaphor to remind us of a simple truth: Tempus fugit. So like it or not “we are programed to keep putting one foot in front of the other. That’s what feet are for.” (Great Gatsby)

New Year’s Eve

I dropped my watch
twice. Nothing broke,
it still keeps time

but I’m afraid the future
heard it hit the floor.
Fragments of stars

Are coming loose,
streaking toward the earth
which is set

like a blue jewel
in a universe of movement,
eternally unwinding.

David Feela, more:

David Feela, retired from a 27-year teaching gig, works as a freelance columnist for the Four Corners Free Press and the Durango Telegraph. His two poetry collections,”The Home Atlas “and a chapbook titled “Little Acres, “are available from online outlets or directly the author. An essay collection which was nominated for a Colorado Book Award, “How Delicate These Arches,” can still be downloaded as an ebook.

Please visit the author’s website at www.feelasophy.weebly.com for details, links, and reviews.

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