It's that tingly all possible, New Year resolutions' time, as well as reflection on the past year- all poetic scraps to be melded into a poem.
Here's an idea to gather lines for a New Year poem:
- take a peek out the window- is there a gift of nature left overnight, a feather, a raindrop, a new insect hatched?
- is there someone or something you can't take into the New Year with you?
- what current news topic really strikes a chord, locally or nationally?
- what new insight have you gathered over the Christmas period about your family or a friend?
Jot down lines, let ideas take you in new directions, give specific details... Write, write, write.
I use cheap exercise books that are currently on special in places like K Mart and Big W. I like to write my poems freehand, label them with the date and a year or two later, I trawl my note books for ideas. New inspiration. Every fragment counts.