Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year from the Citizen Rosebud.


The 21st century is now a ten year old
& we are dipping our cold feet
into the icy waters of a new decade.

YOU, my friends,
are breathing the air of the future.
YOUR future.
And drunk on the new
you are clumsily kissing
the year
that every yesterday proclaimed
a tomorrow.


Ah, but the minutes,
the hours, the days
are turgidly kissing you back.

The tablet is blank, your tabula rasa,
waiting to be writ upon. 
All hopes and dreams (naked & wet)
lay coiled, panther silent
in the hunger of your fingertips:
inky tigers dreaming
the alphabet of the impossible. 

 -Bella Q

Happy New Years, Friends!
Happy New Decade


Marissa said...

Wait, seriously? You write beautiful poetry too? It's kind of not fair for one person to have so much talent. Happy New Year, my dear!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Marissaa: you are KIND! hey, thank you, and wishing you a fantabulous 2011. xo. Bella Q

Anonymous said...

ah, I love the idea of a blank slate and the urgent kissing. Thanks for this poem, Bella!

lul said...

I loved reading this! You're good. I'm following.
Happy New Year!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@Terri: thank you. I loved your post today as well.

@Lula: nice to meet you, and thank you. I just paid you a little visit and am glad to follow you too. I'm looking forward getting to know you via our blogs! take care, Bella Q

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Ok, Bella, I just found your poem and it really spoke to me! Of course, a blank tablet always does. You are so talented in many ways and I am looking forward to learning from you in 2011!!!
Happy New Year!

ashleyn said...

You are a multi-talented lady. Thanks for the New Years wishes.

Meg said...

This is AMAZING! :) You have such a wonderful way with words, I wish I had! (eek too many w's haha oopsy)
I want to read more! :)

Anna said...

Happy decade and happy new year to you too!! Love the poem!

feministified said...

pretty! :)

Missa said...

"inky tigers dreaming" Love that line, wonderful poem, Happy New Year!

jemina said...

Happy New Year my beloved friend
I wish you LOVE & HAPPINESS in 2011

Love, Hugs & Kisses to you

Sara Kristiina said...

Sweet! I liked reading this, I hope you a happy new year 2011!

autumn, coffee and inspiration

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hang on a mo... you wrote this??? wow, another secret hidden talent eh?!

I loved this, thanks for such beautiful words dear.

Hope you've had an amazers start to 2011!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Ah, friends, I could think of nothing better than wishing all of us a very satisfying new decade. It feels historic in some way, I'm not sure if in general or for me personally, but I say pay attention/watch out! Big, beautiful things are about to happen! <3

Raquel said...

You comments are always the ones that make smile you lovely lady! And amazing writing here, congrats!

Wishing you an amazing 2011 dear Bella, be happy!

The Photodiarist said...

Happy Happy New Year my friend Bella Q!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you, thank you, Raquel and Photodiarist! xo.

Anupriya DG said...

Ah!! Such lovely words to usher in the new decade.......!!! You sure are one talented girl! Wish you a very happy, exciting & fulfilling new year ahead!!! :)

Anonymous said...

great poem! what a way to start the new year... here's to elevenses

JTWisdom said...

Wow, you right poetry! Brilliant I must say. Bravo Bravo!

I am so glad I found you and your blog.

Much success to you in 2011.


the Citizen Rosebud said...

thank you dear Polka Dot Princess, beautiful Jennine and JT. You all make me feel so good! I am glad you found me too, JT! xo. -Bella Q

ChocoDisco said...

Happy new year Bella!
all the best in the new year =)

Unknown said...

absolutely lovely my Beloved friend!
I am so happy to know such an inspiring person!