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Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New!


Thanks to all of you for your friendship throughout this past year. Best wishes to you for a very merry New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2016!

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Ring Out, Wild Bells"

Comments

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dejla
Dec. 31st, 2015 01:56 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite poems!!
nakeisha
Dec. 31st, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you for yours too *Hugs tightly*

Happy New Year's Eve.

May 2016 be a good year for all of us.
jan_u_wine
Dec. 31st, 2015 02:15 pm (UTC)
It's a comfort to me that humans really stay pretty true to the mark. The 'strife' then are part of the strife now, the feelings we have of gathering all our human sorrows and sins together the same.

It's been a.....daunting year in so many ways. But this poem reminds me that humans hope and strive and love and *think*, eternally.

May 2016 be a year that we add to all of the noble things that ALT so passionately writes about.

Have a blessed and beautiful New Year, Amy!
litlover12
Dec. 31st, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Happy New Year!
lizziebelle
Dec. 31st, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you, too! xoxo
savageseraph
Jan. 1st, 2016 04:16 am (UTC)
May you have a VERY HAPPY 2016 as well!
greenhoodloxley
Jan. 1st, 2016 05:03 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!
gryphonrhi
Jan. 1st, 2016 05:11 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!
gilda_elise
Jan. 1st, 2016 11:34 am (UTC)
I'd never read this particular poem, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

And may you have the very best New Year!
wellinghall
Jan. 1st, 2016 12:30 pm (UTC)
And a Happy New Year to you!
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