Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Poem of Church Bells of Long Ago


Perissa, Santorini through the church bells of Ag Irini
Originally uploaded by GanMed64

The time draws near the birth of Christ:

The moon is hid; the night is still;

The Christmas bells from hill to hill

Answer each other in the mist.

Four voices of four hamlets round,

From far and near, or mead and moor,

Swell out and fail as if a door

Were shut between me and the sound.

Each voice four changes on the wind,

That now dilate and now decrease,

Peace and goodwill, goodwill and peace,

Peace and goodwill to all mankind.

Voices in the Mist, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809-1892

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15 comments:

Gattina said...

What a nice framed picture !

Mari said...

I really like that poem!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That is a beautiful poem! And the photo is lovely as well. I'd love to visit Santorini someday.

Dee said...

A wonderful poet....thank you for sharing his poem. :)

Sue said...

lovely post...lovely poem...how wonderful that your are a published author....and thank you for stopping by my blog to see Rose's Santa's...I hope you enjoyed seeing her beautiful home...Have a blessed Christmas..Sue in Atlanta

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

lovely.

Inger said...

Bells and poem, both beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful poem, dear Terra! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Have a blessed weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a wonderful, inspiring image!!!

Linda said...

What a lovely post, Terra. Great minds do think alike! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Beautiful. Thanks for spreading His word!
Hugs,
Patti

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Beautiful poem. :)

Carol Z said...

My pleasure! Thanks so much for the shout-out. You have two of my favorites, Santorini and Lord Tennyson, in one post. Take good care!

Linda said...


Thanks for leaving me a comment Terra! I hope you send a special
hello to your Daddy in Heaven! It is harder this time of year when we have lost our loved ones! The poem is beautiful too!!! Hugs from me! Linda

Laurie Ritchey said...

Beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing that. laurie