Ringing out the Old, Ringing in the New

. . . 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. . .

From Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam

Wishing a very happy new year to all of you and your families!


  1. Oh how lovely! Thanks for that poem. Happy happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year to you!

  3. wow - so inspiring Susan - wishing you and your family many blessings in the new year and many happy stitches


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