Friday, December 28, 2007

Poetry Friday- John Dryden: All, All of a Piece

For the New Year-

All, All of a Piece

All, all of a piece throughout:
Thy chase had a beast in view;
Thy wars brought nothing about;
Thy lovers were all untrue.
'Tis well an old age is out,
And time to begin a new.

--John Dryden (The Secular Masque)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. It feels so reflective of thinking about the past year and looking ahead.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There is a good deal of truth in that poem.

Anonymous said...

Great choice for the end of this year, John.

Allison said...

"And time to bring a new" ...great line and I was just thinking so myself when I woke up this morn.

John Mutford said...

MsMac: I also like the wordplay with piece/peace.

Barbara: I agree.

Carrie: Yes, it's amazing how poems from the 1600s can still be relevant.

Allison: It's a contagious sentiment for sure.

Usiku said...

Thanks for keeping poetry and short stories alive through discussion. Please consider some of the poems and stories at for your discussions.