Hark! New Year Has Come! 'Poem' by NUGGEHALLI PANKAJA (Was published in Deccan Herald) Grandmother sighs - "Each 'NEW YEAR' brings me nearer, To the twilight of my years; Oh, for those days dream-like, Of youth with its magic spell. Lost now for ever, Into locker of memories, My sole company While alone ... Memories of all hues, Hovering.......trailing, Like shadows Lingering...lengthening, Day by day, Night by night Minute by minute, Merging, Slowly...Unto stillness, Eerie...divine, of dusk, Our shore..." Grandchildren say - "Dreams of yesternight Mingle with hopes Of morrow-morn; Dawn glitters With stars along the path Strewn with dewdrops and buds Dewdrops and buds, Fresh from Birth-bath, All a-smile, With ecstasy ethereal..." 'SUN', the life- giver laughs, "From ages and ages, Have I given anew, DAWNS and DAWNS! Aeons and oceans, Meadows and mountains, Have these rays timeless, Made rich...Alive! For me, NO YEAR IS OLD, NO YEAR IS NEW, OH MAN!"