By Tawfiq Ali Salmeen Al Lawati
High upon the yonder mountain top
Rises the sun with its gleaming hope
Ushering in the long-waited year
Taking away last year’s fear.
With its bright crimson and flaming rays
Ushers in the year with promising days
Come hither thou yearning year
For we been longing to hear
We wishfully offer thee our loving embrace
Take away the ‘owesome’ last year trace
Come hither come tither O gracious year
Let us sing in unison a Happy New Year!
(Author: Retired public sector employee, who lives in Muscat.
Hobbies: English and Urdu literature.)