Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lincoln / England
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Lincoln / England
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Ring Out , Wild Bells

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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 a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

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.
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COMMENTS
Dalia R a 28 November 2018
This poem has a powerful meaning
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Raquel 17 October 2018
This poem really touched my heart. It made me think.
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Shlok 29 June 2018
Very very good poem
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Sk sakir 31 December 2017
This is a best poem by Lord tennyson. I like this poem very much.
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Tapan M. Saren 02 March 2016
The new must be accepted
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Spock The Vegan 11 December 2015
Ring in the thousand years of peace. Another of my favorite poems. The line above is in reference to the prophesied millenium from the Holy Bible. It's not far off.
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Michael Hagwood 30 July 2015
my first thought was 'WOW, It is a powerfull poem
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Shemar Henry 30 July 2015
thanks for the inspiration.
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Kim Barney 30 July 2015
This would have been a better selection for New Year's Day instead of July 30. Oh, well, it has some good thoughts anyway.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 30 July 2015
Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws. I feel the speed and spontaneity with purest thoughts universal. Crossing time limit with natural skill fabricated with poetic essence.
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