Season’s Greetings and Thank You

I want to take this opportunity to thank all who have made my emergence into blogging such a satisfying and encouraging experience. The best part has been connecting to your talents, reflections and insights that have so often humbled mine. I can’t express enough appreciation for your time and interest in visiting my site and regularly commenting on my posts. Gaining your virtual friendship has made a great difference in my life.
Whatever this time of year means to you, I hope it is blessed with health, joy, peace and love. And I must add: may your imaginations, creativity and sensitive spirits flourish throughout the New Year and long beyond!

A peak o’er the walls of winter
Out of the neglect of time,
Old acquaintance to remember
With sentiments sublime;
For friends of heaven and earth
The constancy of conflict to cease,
Leaning towards a new year’s birth
Holding together the hope of peace.

©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

31 thoughts on “Season’s Greetings and Thank You

  1. Your words are so comforting and soothing and true. Thank you for sharing your beautiful writing with me and the rest of the world! 🙂

    Happy New Year my friend!


  2. Thank you and the same to you!! That poem was wonderful, your words are always woven together so tightly!!
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!
    I have started another blog, it is very, very, very undeveloped but I thought you might want to check it out
    It is likely to change a bunch, as I am experimenting with menus and such, but I would appreciate your feedback
    Have a magical New Year!!!


    • Thank you, AZ! Your words are very kind. Hope you are enjoying the Holiday season.

      I’m heading over to view your new blog in a moment before I shut down from the electronic airwaves for the day. I’m sure you’ll do a wonderful job with it and I look forward to following it.

      Blessings for an abundance of love and joy and musings in the New Year!


    • Welcome, Betty! I so appreciate your visit and interest. I’ve been over to your blog and already enjoyed a couple of your excellent poems. Look forward to reading more when I can have some quality time to devote.


    • So glad to see you here, Val! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and will be well and happy in the New Year. I also look forward to your wonderful inspiring work and reflections. I feel very blessed to have connected to your intellect and heart and spirit.


  3. Merry, Merry Christmas, Diane!! What a beautiful, wonderful work of poetry and art. I’m going to forward your post to my friends if you don’t mind!! 🙂

    Connecting with you here has been one of my great joys of 2011. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the beauty, elegance, and insights you share with the blogging world – and with me!! You have the ability through all your creative gifts to be profound, earthly, and ornate all at once – and the overall effect is one of reverence and hope. I’m looking forward to blogging side-by-side through 2012! I wonder what it will bring!! Hopefully at least one cup of tea!!

    Blessings to you always,


    • Greetings, Angela! Hope you had a wonderful loving and delicious Christmas! Of course you may share this post…I’m very flattered that you want to. It so helps to think that this endeavor called art has some potential for positively reaching out.

      I can only echo what you wrote–that connecting with you has been such gift, such a joy, such a spiritual strengthening…you have encouraged me to keep to the path of ‘reverence and hope’ when life seems to be trying to provoke me to less faithful avenues. Your generosity in your comment to this post alone moves me to reach higher.

      I think that cup of tea, side-by-side, even face-to-face is inevitable!

      Love and hugs,


  4. Bardess, I feel exactly as you do about this virtual community of writing friends we experience here.
    “For friends of heaven and earth
    The constancy of conflict to cease”: that is among the noblest of goals humans ever aspire to. We appreciate your masterful verse posted here to speak for all of us who love inner and outer peace.


    • Blessings, Granbee! Thank you for your appreciation, and especially for offering so much of your engaging intellect and heart and spirit through your posts and comments! I guess as sometimes one finds inner peace so hard to achieve, one realizes why its external counterpart seems so elusive. But the hope must remain that a kinder more loving and certainly less divisive world is possible through each of us who aspires to it for ourselves and humanity.


    • Thank you, Gayle! Yes, in my often hermit existence of creativity I had forgotten (or never really experienced) the profound connection we all have to each other. I’m so very grateful to the generously artistic and spiritual bloggers I have met thus far for their sharing that has encouraged and enlightened mine.


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