Naomi Shihab Nye's poem for the New Year is reminiscent of the tradition of 'Año Nuevo' in some Latin American countries.
E.E. Cummings reflects on the necessity of clearing, of letting go of the things we cling to, in order to make way for love.
Holding on to what is thrilling to us can be stifling and prevent us from paving the way for new experiences.
Friedrich Nietzsche suggests that the key to happiness is knowing when to remember and when to forget.
D. H. Lawrence asks what is necessary for true change, finding his answer in the legend of the phoenix, who has to be burnt thoroughly and burnt while alive in order to regenerate herself again.
Chris Alaimo's Lovely Kid is an expression of grief for the freedom and innocence through which we explore ourselves in exploring the world in childhood.