Friday, January 2, 2015

The Sparkly New Year Is Here



2014 was a good year for my husband and I and our adult sons, and I hope 2015 will bring joy to share for all of you blog friends and for my family, and healing and good health for all too.
Here is Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem
"Ring Out Wild Bells."

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 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 darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.


26 comments:

Nellie said...

I always think of Tennyson's poem at this time of year! Thank you for posting it! Sending wishes for a healthy and happy 2015!

Pom Pom said...

I love that poem! I read it aloud to myself! Happy New Year to you and your family!

DawnTreader said...

Happy New Year to you!

Simply Shelley said...

Blessings in your new year friend. Hugs

Happyone said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.

June said...

I love this poem by ALF Terra! Wishing you nothing but JOY this new year!!!!
hugs...

Michelle said...

Happy New Year!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice poem! I have forgotten so many of my beloved poets from school days.

I hope your year has started out well, Terra!

Jane x

Wanda said...

I must have been living under a rock, as I don't remember this poem. I really like it.

doodles n daydreams said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Diana

Michaele said...

I think I need to print this out.
Happy Mew Year to you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terra - I don't think I know of the original - so thanks for writing it up here .. I can understand why it's a favourite.

Have a good 2015 in the months ahead .. cheers Hilary

Melinda said...

Very nice!

Glad to see you at Dreaming.

Hope you have that Sparkly year!!!

M :)

klaraau01 said...

All the best in the New Year to you and family and looking forward seeing more of your posts

audrey said...

I especially like the line "Ring in the thousand years of peace."
Happy New Year, Terra. May it be a year of joy and good health for you and your family.

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Happy Sparkly New Year to you as well!

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful poem.

Thanks for the visit to my blog - Lulu is sitting patiently while we eat lunch and blog a little and then she will demand her walk!

Carol Z said...

Prayers for the thousand years of peace beginning this year! Happy and healthy wishes for 2015.

KathyB. said...

I love this poem, especially the last few lines. Happy New year to you !

Neesie said...

What a lovely way to start the New Year with a beautiful poem. Thank you for reminding me of it.
Blessings to you and yours for this coming New Year x

BumbleVee said...

Oh, that we could.... ring out some of exactly what Tennyson mentions..... and a few more things as well.... but, guess we'll just have to 'wring' the best from the new year instead.. Happy 2015 Terra.....

Laurie M said...

such a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing, Happy New year!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Terra, this is a wonderful poem for the new year. I truly loved it, and needed to hear it today.

Happy days to you for the new year.

love,
~Sheri

Teresa Kasner said...

I really enjoyed the poem.. it made me think and look forward to the new year. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy New year to you, too! Hugs, Diane

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love this. Thank you for sharing it.