Our family wishes you a year filled with health, happiness, adventure and serenity. For your enjoyment I am sharing the tenth poem in my project40 undertaking. I suppose this is not technically a poem, but I think it is one of the most beautiful things I've read, so for me, that constitutes poetry.
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
Lord make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much as seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in the giving that we receive;
it is in the pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in the dying that we are born into eternal life.