James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Song Of The New Year - Poem by James Whitcomb Riley

I heard the bells at midnight
Ring in the dawning year;
And above the clanging chorus
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Comments about Song Of The New Year by James Whitcomb Riley

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/23/2017 10:34:00 PM)

    '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 (12/23/2017 11:06:00 AM)

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

  • Jeanette Telusma (12/23/2017 3:08:00 AM)

    - - -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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  • (12/23/2017 2:17:00 AM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/23/2017 2:14:00 AM)

    Such a great write by James Whitcomb Riley👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2017 2:10:00 AM)

    Chiming on! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (12/23/2017 12:45:00 AM)

    Some good stanzas. New year poems are cliched. (Report) Reply

  • 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,
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  • Savita Tyagi (1/1/2015 12:40:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • (1/1/2013 8:23:00 PM)

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

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/1/2013 4:44:00 AM)

    Peace be ushered in. good. (Report) Reply

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