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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 2015!

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"


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year's Eve to you and yours.

May 2015 be a superb year for you.

*Hugs tightly*
Jan. 2nd, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my friend! *hugs you back tightly*
Dec. 31st, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! *shoots off fireworks* Here's to a wonderful new 2015 and hope for all the good things it will bring!
Jan. 2nd, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! :D
Dec. 31st, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!
Jan. 2nd, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And to you, too!
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