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  • By Adam Sedia

The New Year

The fields stretch out, bare, icy: __Wide, blank, yet-unetched slates, Tabulae rasae, waiting __The chisel of the Fates,

But deep beneath their starkness __A mighty force has stirred, The germ of the becoming, __Unknown, unseen, unheard.

Its course is set in motion __That none may stop or stall: The seeds sown and forgotten __Must sprout, bloom, fruit, and fall.

What shoots will break the furrows, __Coaxed by the waxing sun? What harvest will they proffer: __When the sun’s course has run?

For now they hold their secret; __They tease the guessing eyes, Which only gaze in wonder __And fear at what shall rise.

Adam Sedia (b. 1984) lives in his native Northwest Indiana, with his wife, Ivana, and their children, and practices law as a civil and appellate litigator. In addition to the Society’s publications, his poems and prose works have appeared in The Chained Muse Review, Indiana Voice Journal, and other literary journals. He is also a composer, and his musical works may be heard on his YouTube channel.

1 Comment

Jan 02, 2021

The crisis in human arts and letters, a symptom of civilization's collapse, has reduced the number of veritable poets in our country to only a scant handful. Adam Sedia is to be counted among these, wherefore we pray that all his efforts be directed uniquely in favor of his verses, as his muse is surely jealous even to the same extent that the public is thirsty for outstanding poetry of timeless quality, such as we have the great pleasure of reading here in "The New Year."

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