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New Year in English poetry

Poet William Wordsworth is one of the few who became famous in the romantic era, was well-known for his love of nature. He was known as ‘Poet of Nature.’ He wrote for the new year ‘On the eve of a New Year.’ His poetry in welcoming New Year has shown a great change in nature. Moon laughed to salute him. The clouds flying in the sky were stirring him to love. The moon did not greet only, the poet also greeted nature. These are New Year’s creativity and natural effect respecting a new era. He prayed for the bells at the church tower and welcomed the year from deepest heart

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Sufian Raihan :
n the history of civilization, people had to struggle in different backgrounds in different ages. The history of this struggle is the true calendar of human civilization. In a special case, when people were struggling with nature, it was formulated in Calendar. And that significance was reflected in the society. In the infinite stream of time, a new day arises and one day is lost. The earth is once full of rotating on its poles; it is a day-night. In such a way, the summer-monsoon-year period turns around in a year.
 Each New Year, we have before us like a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. We have to fill them with our day to day works and the forgotten things of last year-the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, the charity we forgot to offer, finally the answer which we have missed and made mistakes in the last Year. Bidding adieu to the past year and congratulating the coming year is the theme of poetry of some English poems.
Poet William Wordsworth is one of the few who became famous in the romantic era, was well-known for his love of nature. He was known as ‘Poet of Nature.'’ He wrote for the new year ‘On the eve of a New Year.’ His poetry in welcoming New Year has shown a great change in nature.  Moon laughed to salute him. The clouds flying in the sky were stirring him to love.  The moon did not greet only, the poet also greeted nature.  These are New Year's creativity and natural effect respecting a new era.  He prayed for the bells at the church tower and welcomed the year from deepest heart. The poet’s emotions:
To-night the church-tower bells will ring
Through these wild realms a festive peal;
To the new year a welcoming;
A tuneful offering for the weal
Of happy millions lulled in sleep.
This poem speaks of the arrival of new magnificent beauty.
New Year’s fresh morning shook the English poet Helena Hunt Jackson. This realistic poet in the poem New Year’s Morning has shown the technique of returning from old to new. She was the lover of the New Year’s new message.
She said:
The Old Year’s hopes its heart laid down,
As in grave.
and also said:
The blossoms of the New Year’s crown
Bloom from the ashes of the dead.
She did not reject the old, but said the flowers of the new blossom bloom from the ashes of the dead. Her poem is lively. In her poem, she has shown that the New Year comes with many gifts. She wanted a golden morning of new sun.
Poet Sylvia Plath saw new beauties in the New Year. She said that the corrupted words should be closed and good words should be highlighted. She wrote New Year on Dartmoor. In the Dartmoor park, she saw the effect of the New Year.  
A simple and fantastic concept we found to grow up in Ella Wheele Wilcox’s New Year’s poem. She was an American author and poet. Her works include poems of passion and solitude which contains:
Laugh, and the world laughs with you
Weep and you weep alone.
The poet was very hopeful and had long lasting golden dreams. In her poem The Year she wanted to show a festival scene of a brand new year, very natural habits in getting a new fresh time. She said:                                                                                        
                 We rise up laughing with the light;
                  we lie down weeping with the night.
                  We hug the world until it stings.
The poet sought to fun in new age, she laughed in light, wept with night. New Year brought a spirit in her mind to get up in pleasant time.
Realistic elements expressed supernatural feeling and made them contributor for welcoming a happy New Year.
Poet Lord Tennyson was a fan of the new time. His identity is found in his poem In Memoriam. Tennyson used a wide range of subjects ranging from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature. In Memoriam speaks of the identity of his self-consciousness.  He bade farewell to the old time. He expressed his condolences for the time gone. And at the end of the poem we see the poet praying for a great heart in the New Year.
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!
We found such joy in Robert W Service’s poem The Passing of the Year.
He was a British-Canadian poet and writer.  He was attracted to new times preparing himself for the New Year.
His thought introduced new possibilities, and he thought of doing his unpaid work in the New Year.
 A poem of Christina Georgina Rossetti is ‘New Year.’ She reached the limits of self-realization. In the New Year, she prayed to Jesus to be with her. She wanted his blessing. She was tired of the old time and ready to welcome the New Year. She wanted business, love, work- and all that should flow on the new environment.
Poet John Clare’s early work expressed delight in both nature and the cycle of the rural year. In The old Year John Clare says:
The old year’s gone away
To nothingness and night;
we cannot find him all the day
Nor hear him in the night;
  He found the way of the old who could find the way forward. He had the apprehension of losing old friends. However he sought new security for the New Year.
New Year comes with new massage, new joy. Finally it brings a new era in the core of heart. Poets have expressed their feelings about fresh morrow. There is a huge interest about the year that comes and poems express new expectations in the New Year. 

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