To a fresh start

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Here’s to a fresh start,
Here’s to today,
A clean, open slate,
And a bright warm day.

Here’s to serenity,
Here’s to all life,
A chance to just smile again,
In entirety of strife.

Here’s to our families,
Here’s to all the hope,
That keeps us from tumbling down again,
Down this wicked hole.

And as the sun did shine on us,
I hope it still will do,
A new year’s in the wind and skies,
It’s time we bloom anew.

~ Happy new year~

Β© Shanyu Bihani 2021

A stunning picture by my dad.

83 Comments Add yours

  1. Yleniaely says:

    Happy New Year!!! 😘❀️ I send you a big hug!πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸŒŸ

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wish you the same! Sending a much bigger hug!

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  2. gabychops says:

    Your dad’s picture is as good as your poem, Shanyu!

    Happy New Year!!

    Joanna

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Joanna! Your words really mean a lot. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy new year!

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  3. kinge says:

    Beautiful. Cheers to all that and more. Happy new year.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so grateful for your kind words and appreciation. Glad to see you here. Happy new year.

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      1. kinge says:

        Welcome πŸ™‚

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  4. Taruchaya says:

    A poem of hope with a photo of joy…it was wonderful to read. Happy New Year.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend! It is really a wonderful thing to hear from you. Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation. Happy New year.

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  5. A really great poem along with a wonderful picture by your dad. Happy New Year πŸŽ‰ Shanyu and hope this year brings back the smiles and happiness to us again!!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much S! It really means a lot to know how you like it. I hope for the same and more. Peace.

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  6. Happy New YearπŸ’“

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wish you the same!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. Have a fantastic day.

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      1. Thank you! You too😊

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  7. Here’s to a bright beginning, Shanu! Lovely, uplifting poem and bright, beautiful photo by Dad! We have a gorgeous warm, sunny day here, an auspicious beginning to 2021. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Cheryl. Here’s to a wonderful beginning indeed. Thank you so much for your appreciation and kind comments. Happy New year.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

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      1. Nelson says:

        You are Welcome…

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  8. Secrets says:

    Such lovely words and a beautiful photo to start the year with Shanyu πŸ™‚

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. Your kind comments mean loads. Have a fantastic day. Love what you are writing these days.

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  9. Here’s to positive people like you, Shanyu, and may this year, 2021, be better, brighter and healthier for all! Inshallah!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow. Thank you so very much dearest K! It really means so much. I wish just the same.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Baydreamer says:

    A beautiful poem full of hope and sunshine, Shanyu. And your dad’s photo is stunning. Happy New Year, Lauren

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much my friend. Truly means so much to me. Happy new year. Hope you have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I love the hopeful and bright feel of this poem… a great way of looking at a new start.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving this kind comment. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. deepblue says:

    What an amazing!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend!

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  13. Ah! Nice!! Happy New year ✨🌻

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so glad you like this. Happy new year.

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  14. Woody says:

    Happy times mate. I like how you often write in celebration. Grateful for the pleasures and joys in life.
    Here’s to writing and all arts.
    Here’s to beautiful sunrises and gorgeous silver moons. To glorious mountains and endless deserts.
    Here’s to that great little meal you make for yourself that you can feel the taste and aroma of in your belly for hours afterwards.
    Here’s to that amazing wine 🍷 that you wash it down with.
    Here’s to you brother.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dearest friend. I try to write in celebration, just a little bit of color and joy.
      Here’s to friends like you. To the rain and the snow. To the words that continue to grow. To the poems we must keep writing. To all of humanity. Here’s to all that and more. Cheers.

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  15. Happy New Year! Thanks for starting us off with such a bright poem! πŸ˜„

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Happy New year! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day.

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  16. “And as the sun did shine on us,
    I hope it still will do,
    A new year’s in the wind and skies,
    It’s time we bloom anew.”

    What a gorgeous Happy New Year!!!!
    You filled my heart with joy.
    May you be forever happy and loved.
    xoxoxo…

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. It really means a lot to know that you like it. Happy new year.

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      1. My pleasure 🌺 Hoppy New Year!

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  17. tiyasharma14 says:

    Beautiful! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May you have a splendid 2020!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend! Happy new year. Have a wonderful day and 2021

      Liked by 2 people

      1. tiyasharma14 says:

        Thank you Shanyu!

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  18. tiyasharma14 says:

    Beautiful! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May you have a joyous and happy 2020!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Really grateful.

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  19. Thotaramani says:

    Hope New Year Brings so many blessings to all the people

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    1. Shanyu says:

      I have a feeling it will. We always find a way through. Wishing you a wonderful day.

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  20. Thotaramani says:

    Nice poem πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend!

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  21. Happy New Year! A fresh start is always a good idea.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I wish you the same. Although life does not always allow a complete reversal, we can very much start anew. Here’s to new beginnings.

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  22. Kally says:

    You really know how to tell a story with your way of words. Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to read more.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      And you know how to make a writer smile with just those! Thank you so very much dearest K! I don’t know what I was aiming for, but I realised it is deeply connected to all of us. Our human psyche an a whole. Have a fantastic day.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.

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      1. Love Alone says:

        Welcome Friend… βœ”βœ”βœ”

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  23. gabychops says:

    Hi, unfortunately, we are still in the hole. I hope that you and your lovely family (based on your poems and cooking) are well and safe.

    Joanna

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  24. Loku says:

    Happy New year ShanyuπŸŽˆπŸŽˆβœ¨βœ¨πŸŽ‰

    The picture is beautiful and cool.

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  25. A lovely post and picture.πŸ™‚ I wish you a wonderful 2021πŸ’žπŸ’ž

    I’m commenting here because I wanted to thank you for your kind words about my poem “Brush strokes of burnt sienna” and to say that the sky on that particular evening evoked that phrase in my mind.
    I attempted to reply to your encouraging feedback but couldn’t do so because I’d deleted that poem a few minutes after posting when I spotted an error. A message popped up to let me know my thank you comment couldn’t now be sent. Hope that makes sense.
    Keep up the great work ❀🌹

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much!

      That makes sense, totally. In fact, I am really glad you stopped by. Not everybody would be. I really liked the poem, like I said. The title though was out of this world.
      Have a fantastic day.

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      1. You’re very welcome indeed

        Thank you for your kind words πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

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  26. Thotaramani says:

    Wow! Awesome poem with Beautiful picture

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate! I am so thrilled to know you like it.

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      1. Thotaramani says:

        When I used to study, whenever read poems, I used to wonder how talented they are. Now I see so many people having art. All the Best

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      2. Shanyu says:

        That is really a wonderful thing to say. I am so happy to hear that. I totally agree. Everybody here is so talented and together we get to share so much of our art. Truly a gift.

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      3. Thotaramani says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

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  27. What a beautiful poem and picture!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much D! Means so much. You have been posting some wonderful posts lately.

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      1. Awe you are so kind, thank you!

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      2. Shanyu says:

        My absolute pleasure friend.

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  28. Her says:

    Beautifully written Shanyu! Wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am ranger glad and thrilled to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Love the picture and love the text πŸ€©πŸ™

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Marina. It means so so much. I would love to see more of you here. Thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I am discovering your texts. And I already love what I found.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so much again. Your kindness means a lot. I am heading right over to read your pieces.

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  30. Wonderful post and snapshot.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  31. That’s a lovely poem. I’m having a lousy day… & your poem made me smile!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      That is a really wonderful thing to say. Thank you so very much friend. Means an awful lot.

      Liked by 1 person

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