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Song Of The New Year

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I heard the bells at midnight
Ring in the dawning year;
And above the clanging chorus
Of the song, I seemed to hear
A choir of mystic voices
Flinging echoes, ringing clear,
From a band of angels winging
Through the haunted atmosphere:
'Ring out the shame and sorrow,
And the misery and sin,

That the dawning of the morrow
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Gajanan Mishra 01 January 2013

Peace be ushered in. good.

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Paul Anthony 01 January 2013

A great poem from an underrated poet. The rhyme and resonance is spot on.

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Rajnish Manga 02 January 2015

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,

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Savita Tyagi 01 January 2015

Great poem. Let the peace and joy ushered in.

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Edward Kofi Louis 23 December 2017

Chiming on! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 23 December 2017

'Ring out the shame and sorrow, And the misery and sin, And the dawn of every morrow Will in peace be ushered in.' May peace reign throughout the year 2018 with goodness of heart.

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Savita Tyagi 23 December 2017

Lovely poem. I hope every morrow is ushered in peace and joy for coming new year.

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Jeanette Telusma 23 December 2017

- - -Slowly whispered- lowly sung- Came the echo pure and holy In the happy angel tongue: - - - A lovely way to usher in the New Year.... Proclamations of a Wonderful year! ! ! ! ~~~~Beautifully written.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 23 December 2017

In this unique new year song there is everything inspiring with the display of the elements that pray for the blessing for the living and pardon for the dead.........very well scripted........thanks for sharing

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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 December 2017

Such a great write by James Whitcomb Riley??????

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