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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
New Year Hymn
By Joseph Krauskopf
 
GONE another year—
  Gone beyond recall;
Gone its smile and tear,
  Gone its joy and thrall.
Vain is now lament,        5
  Naught canst thou efface;
Though thou now repent
  Naught canst thou erase.
 
Dawns another year—
  Open it aright;        10
Thou shalt have no fear
  In its fading light.
Live that not a stain,
  Live that not a deed
May awaken pain,        15
  May erasure need.
 
 
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