Eastern Standard, poem by Joanne Corey (ME, DURING THE HOLIDAYS Poetry and Prose Series)

I am pleased to announce that my New Year’s Eve poem “Eastern Standard” is part of the “Me, During the Holidays” series on Silver Birch Press.

Not wanting to miss an opportunity to promote the Boiler House Poets’ video, there is a link to it in my bio, as well as a link to the SBP publication of “Lessons from Mahler.”

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful 2016!

Peace,
Joanne

Silver Birch Press

CoreyEastern Standard
by Joanne Corey

As the third millennium turned,
our family toasted with sparkling cider
at midnight Greenwich Mean Time,
seven in the evening for us,
in deference to daughters’ bedtimes.

With our children grown, the two
of us honor that tradition,
clink glasses, savor the past,
sip, hope for the future,
in evening dark as midnight.

PHOTO: Bubbly (fruit juice) and glasses ready for 2016.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: As the year 2000 began, midnight celebrations across the world were broadcast live on television. Realizing that the top of the hour was always midnight somewhere, we decided that we would celebrate at midnight GMT, so that we could all observe our usual bedtimes. We still love this quiet way to celebrate the new year.

corey1ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joanne Corey lives and writes in Vestal, New York, where she is active with the Binghamton Poetry Project, Sappho’s Circle, and the…

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Poem for the turn of the year

For the new year, I’m reposting a poem I wrote for New Year’s Eve 2013. The sentiment still applies.

December 31, 2013
– by Joanne Corey

Tomorrow
is not a New Year
anymore than
August 14th
or November 29th
or April 4th

Midnight promises only
the next day
the next hour
the next minute

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Linda is promoting Just Jot It January or JusJoJan, for short. I am trying to participate some, although likely to be more disJointed and Jumbled than the envisioned version of daily posts with cute badge attached. (As in, it dawned on me somewhat later in the day that I could add the pingback http://lindaghill.com/2015/01/01/just-jot-it-january-pingback-post-and-rules/ to make this post part of JusJoJan, even though most of the jotting of this post happened a year ago.)  Join us! Details at the link above, plus pingbacks to all the participating posts. EnJoy!