Saturday, December 31, 2011

...and a poem

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 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.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

God bless you all


rashbre said...

Happy New Year and a piece of coal.

Eryl said...

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could ring in a thousand years of peace? Perhaps peace is a state of mind.

Wishing you and your angel-devil a joy filled, peaceful New Year, XXX

Sharon Longworth said...

Happy New Year Pat. I hope 2012 brings a whole heap of loveliness for you and your family x

Pat said...

Rashbre: thank you and to you and yours. I'll keep the coal to keep the lettuce crisp.

Eryl: thank you for your friendship and all best wishes for health and happiness.

Sharon: thank you and the same to you and yours and that your writing can receive the recognition it deserves.

Charlie said...

I can't think of a more fitting poem, one of my few favorites. Happy New Year to you, YTL, and your family as we set out on a new one.

And thank you for the beautiful card.

Kim Ayres said...

Happy New Year, Pat. Wishing you and YTL all the best :)

Granny Annie said...

Oh for "a thousand years of peace". Happy New Year Pat!

Pat said...

Charlie: a great pleasure to hear from you.xox

Kim: back at cha. Sometimes I think our greetings are like a hot potato. One dreads missing someone out and so goes on passing the hot potato. Yes I know you think I'm barmy:)

Grannyy Annie: I'm singing:
Wouldn't that be luverly?