Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

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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.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'unbroken song
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.'

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.
COMMENTS
Mike Hunt 14 December 2020
Its almost christmas guyss! ! ! !
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Dr Antony Theodore 25 November 2020
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. You are bringing peace. tony
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John S 08 November 2020
Iambic tetrameter. Wonderfully written, flows nicely, and with a great message. These poets were the original “rappers”. “And wild and sweet, the words repeat” “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” It flows so smoothly that iambic pattern.
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Mahtab Bangalee 26 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.' /// great writing; powerful Christmas poem penned
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Anil Kumar Panda 26 December 2019
A beautiful poem on Christmas.'The world revolved from night to day.' It is true. There is much merry making and fun in this time. Loved it.
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Rajnish Manga 26 December 2019
'For hate is strong, and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to men.'.... //.... Very true. Evil forces are stronger today. Innocent voices of dissent are being suppressed..
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Dominic Windram 26 December 2019
Wonderful seasonal poem....utterly joyous!
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Sarah Shahzad 26 December 2019
A good poem, very well wrote..! ! word choice and you cleverly used them...! good flow of lines, it is amazing to read.... :) :)
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Sanjibsaha Aniketa 26 December 2019
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail....... Excellent
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Spock The Vegan 19 December 2019
This is truly a classic and one of my favorites for many years.
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