James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Song Of The New Year


I heard the bells at midnight
Ring in the dawning year;
And above the clanging chorus
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  • Bronze Star - 6,398 Points Rajnish Manga (1/2/2015 12:35:00 AM)

    The poem represents the sentiments of a noble as well as a common man while welcoming a new year. Word by word the poem forms a beautiful string of pearls. I would love to recall the following:
    Ring out the shame and sorrow / And the misery and sin, ...
    And I listened as a love / To an utterance that flows / In syllables like dewdrops / From the red lips of a rose, (Report) Reply

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