Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ring out 2007, Ring in 2008


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.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkenss of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

- Lord Tennyson

Happy New Year, everyone! Make as many resolutions as you can ....after all, resolutions are made to be b-r-o-k-e-n!


Kevin Blight said...

A very happy new year to you. Nice poem you posted. Thanx for your wishes.

Geets said...


VIDYA said...

:) wr s thr new post geeta chechy???

Jac said...

Ring out for the sound of the slow splash of water on your doorstep.

Ring out for humid but cool wind blowing from AAlapuzha.

You don't post now a days ???

Geets said...

jac: welcome back. I feel lazy to blog these days...blogger's block, I guess.

Jac said...

That I refuse to believe. I can never imagine you as a lazy woman.

VIDYA said...

You are tagged :)

Geets said...