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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  • Gold Star - 9,405 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

  • Gold Star - 4,893 Points Savita Tyagi (1/1/2015 12:40:00 PM)

    Great poem. Let the peace and joy ushered in. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,094 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (1/1/2015 1:57:00 AM)

    I heard the bells at midnight Ring in the dawning year; and lo new sun born with hope (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paul Anthony (1/1/2013 8:23:00 PM)

    A great poem from an underrated poet. The rhyme and resonance is spot on. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,404 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/1/2013 4:44:00 AM)

    Peace be ushered in. good. (Report) Reply

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