Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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Christmas Bells

Rating: 3.2
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


Then from each black accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"


Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!"
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COMMENTS
Kingsley Egbukole 27 December 2019
A beautiful poem for a beautiful season. The Christmas bells will disappoint the wrongs and the rights will prevail.
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The Muse 27 December 2019
What a perfect poem for the season!
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Ankwasa Harlord 27 December 2019
Nice piece of work #keep it up Keep the candle burning
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Savita Tyagi 27 December 2019
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime of peace on earth and goodwill to men......lovely words to repeat yeararound.....let's hope against hope...let there be peace on eatrh.
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Tamara Beryl Latham 27 December 2019
An excellent poem with an emphasis on repeating poetic lines. Longfellow is certainly one of the great classical poets. A wonderful read. : -)
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Rajnish Manga 27 December 2019
Great poem spreading the spirit of Christmas.
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Dr Antony Theodore 27 December 2019
Wonderful poem of the great Longfellow
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 December 2019
And in despair I bowed my head; " There is no peace on earth, " I said; " For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! " .....//// beautiful loyal expression
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It was terrible.3 boos for him.
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