“World ushers in 2010, hoping for a better year” (Laryalee Fraser)



global unrest—
the warmth of spiced tea
at twilight





“World ushers in 2010, hoping for a better year” (MSNBC)


Poem by Laryalee Fraser (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.




  1. Chen-ou Liu

    The twilight scene adds poignancy to the poem.

    Lary, a delight to read your poem.


  2. Dick Whyte

    This one is a stunner Laryalee – a depth of emotion in the images which is charged. I love it.

  3. Laryalee

    Thanks, Chen-ou and Dick. This was written before Haiti’s earthquake, which has sadly removed any hope of 2010 being a good year. :(

  4. zofia

    Thank you, Laryalee. The spiced tea is so cozy and the unrest so far away. I love the feeling I get reading your poem.

  5. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with the above comments Lary! This is such an excellent poem in terms of demonstrating contrast and the principle of “ma.” Certainly one of my favorites out of your recent work!

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