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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 2014!

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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wellinghall
Dec. 31st, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
And to you! :)
syredronning
Dec. 31st, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, same to you - have a great 2014! <3
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! <3
mrua7
Dec. 31st, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Tennyson! Yes! Happy New Year!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!
greenhoodloxley
Dec. 31st, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! Here's to 2014!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! And to you, too!
equusentric
Dec. 31st, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
Because of that first line, this poem will forever be mentally read to me in the voice of Carolyn Knapp-Shappey.

And a very happy and emotionally prosperous new year to you as well. ♥
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Because of that first line, this poem will forever be mentally read to me in the voice of Carolyn Knapp-Shappey.

ROFLOL! And that makes it even better!

Thank you so much for the good wishes! Back at you! <3
jan_u_wine
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
that's lovely! A very Happy New Year to you as well!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
mosinging1986
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'd never read this poem! Wow, I love it!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Happy 2014!
modernnature
Dec. 31st, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
cookiefleck
Dec. 31st, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
I was waiting to see you post the poem. :) RIP 2013! It was a very good year, made even better by your fantastic friendship!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
LOL! You know me so well. :) I look forward to sharing 2014 - including this afternoon! *wink* - with you, my dear friend!
lizziebelle
Dec. 31st, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
nakeisha
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
Happy New Year.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
gilda_elise
Jan. 1st, 2014 11:48 am (UTC)
Great poem! And a Happy New Year to you, too. May it be everything you could wish it to be. :-)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 1st, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you so much!
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