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December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 11:19 pm

Happy New Year

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  1. 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.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Comment by Cathryn Miller — January 1, 2009 @ 11:12 am
  2. For some reason the comment program has added a lot of ? marks (first three lines of every verse of the poem I sent. Can they be eliminated?

    Comment by Cathryn Miller — January 1, 2009 @ 11:14 am
  3. Happy New Year may you enjoy peace, happiness and succes in 2009

    Getting in a propper pickle with the Nag swap :(

    Comment by Billie — January 1, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

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