A Proverb for the End of the Year

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A Proverb for the End of the Year

By Lynda McKinney Lambert, Pennsylvania Author & Artist

With the old Almanack and the old Year,

Leave thy old Vices, tho’ ever so dear. –Proverb

According to todays issue of the Old Farmer’s Almanac – Companion Newsletter

Today’s poetry feature is a little SIXTEEN WORD PROVERB.

What is a Proverb?

“Proverbs. They’re old-fashioned, folksy, pithy — and everywhere. ~Mark Peters

I read an essay on the topic of proverbs by Mark Peters, posted on November 21, 2016. I think his advice and information is spot on for us to read on this final day of 2018. Mark’s essay gives aseveral views of what a Proverb is and some of them are not positive. He examines the entire spectrum of this topic, which I enjoyed reading today.

You can find Marks article on Proverbs at

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20161117-we-need-proverbs-because-they-reflect-who-we-are

Personally, I like Mark’scomment,

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