DPF / Avison

For wishing you a Happy New Year’s Eve and a Happy New Year, from DPF and poetryfoundation.org.

from New Year’s Poem / by Margaret Avison

                Gentle and just pleasure
It is, being human, to have won from space
This unchill, habitable interior
Which mirrors quietly the light
Of the snow, and the new year.

DPF / Strand

For mystery, from a favorite by Mark Strand. This full version was found at npr:
the mysterious-arrival-of-an-unusual-letter
and at The Storialist blog:

from The Mysterious Arrival of an Unusual Letter / by Mark Strand

It had been a long day at the office and a long ride back to the small apartment where I lived. When I got there I flicked on the light and saw on the table an envelope with my name on it. Where was the clock? Where was the calendar?