How strange is the relation between December & January?
Like old memories and new hopes
Both are delicate
Both have depth
Both travel done the path of time
Both stumble along the same path
Though both have ….
The same face
The same look
The same cold
The same number of days
Identity is different
Style is different
Behaviour is different
Outlook is different
One is the end
Other the beginning
Like the day after the night
and the night after the day
One has memories
Other has hope
One has experience
Other has conviction
Those who leave December
What January promises
January to December takes 11 months
December to January takes but a moment
When they are far conditions change
When they are close year change
They are only two months of a year
They have the potential to consolidate and scatter
They have tied together the rest of the months
They have made their separation a festival for the world
Rejoice in this strange relation that is of
December and January.
Original credit to an anonymous Hindi poem
4 thoughts on “The Promise of January | Shalini”
Jahnavi, your writing Infuses positivity even though these months are considered to be the symbol of decay..great work…keep it up!!!
This change between the months is felt by nature as well and brings us a month closer to new hope, warmth, and promise of nature’s bounty. So much to look forward to.