Rage Against the Dying of the Year*

Not another year

Not a fate of shame

Another cycle of human days

Should not end with a smaller ambition


Not another year

The coming end carries word

That all that is undone before me

Can yet see mighty work


Not another year

With goals beyond my nerve

Not another trip around a sun

Which shines bright to shame small hearts


Not another year

But the one before me now

Though I fail I will not fail

To meet the fleeing year in fight


The chase goes on for two moons still

A hunter am I, with a year to kill


*With apologies to Dylan Thomas


James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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