Saturday, February 20, 2016

Wild Bells

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 from In Memoriam, by Tennyson

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 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 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.




3 comments:

  1. Lovely read! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is beautiful.
    I have had to read so much Tennyson for English, and yet I can't get enough. <3

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  3. gorgeous, i love this // so much //

    xx
    emily | lost

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