Poetry Friday: Happy New Year

Written in 1850 as an elegy  remembering his sister’s fiance, this poem has become popular as a  poem for the new year.

In Memoriam, [Ring out, wild bells]

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.

 by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Read the rest HERE.

Happy New Year.

Carol is hosting Poetry Friday today at Carol’s Corner.

Tomorrow’s the day. The announcement of the CYBILS finalists.

Happy Reading.