a diamante, inspired by What the Woman Wrote, https://whatthewomanwrote.wordpress.com/
New Year’s Turn
a diamond-looking ball
in each shiny place around the world, where
it’s suitable to celebrate New Year’s Eve as style—and yet
in three-hundred sixty-four (or five) more days,
we’ll do it again in lights
for the new time:
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
December 31, 2015 at 2:16 am
Great diamanté, Christopher! I enjoyed it! Yes, here comes the new year… May it bring you 364 (or 5) days full of blessings. Happy new year!
December 31, 2015 at 2:47 am
Thanks so much, Annie. As the inspirator, your approval is the measure. I enjoy working on the forms you’ve been presenting. Happy New Year, you and yours!
December 31, 2015 at 2:57 am
Oh my, Christopher, thank you for your kind words. I’m a new student of poetry, there are many things I don’t know, you certainly need not my approval. I’m really glad to be able to share what I found 🙂