Thursday, 25 December 2008

Yearning for.....


'Christmas Bells'

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Longfellow

35 comments:

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    My Xmas tree is looking good, the cake I baked is fantastic & I've got a family get-together happening tonight. Hoping it goes off well.

    I'll be away for a few days and will be back just in time to bring in the New Year.

    Wishing you and your family
    A very MERRY CHRISTMAS
    and
    A prosperous NEW YEAR ‘2009’
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  2. MERRY CHRISTMAS Nancy. Have a great vaction.

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  3. Hi Nancy, wish you too a merry Christmas and a happy new year

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  4. Wishing you a Happy Xmas and a great year of blogging and other pleasures in life...

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  5. Pick another award...you should now build a shelf to keep them! Keep writing

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  6. Merry Christmas to you all.


    I'll be away for a few days and will be back just in time to bring in the New Year. But the Cake is must, evenif it is in picture!!

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  7. Merry Christmas, Nance! Wish I had your number...would have called you up to wish!!! Gimme your number???

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  8. i love reading all your posts...keep writing...merry christmas n a happy new year..

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  9. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Have a great holiday and hope to see you soon at the blogs.

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  10. This child isn't much into poetry, but she does love poems that are simply written, yet deeply meaningful. Thanks for posting this gem :D

    Merry Christmas and may His peace be with you and your family all through this year!

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  11. merry christamas and a happy new year! hope you had a fantastic family get together and everyone praised your food and the cake :)
    Cheers!

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  12. Wish you and yours a wonderful X-Mas
    and a Happy 2009!

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  13. Merry Christmas (a little late) and wish you a great New Year.

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  14. merry christmas and a very happy new year to u and all ur loved ones..hey, but where are u off to? come back soon:)

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  15. Thank god the poem ended on a hopeful note. I've had a barrage of cynicism posted all across blogsphere. Whatever happened to the good old fashioned word "hope". Merry Christmas to you, and may the next year be as wonderful as your poem! Auf Wiedersehen!

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  16. Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Brilliant New Year...

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  17. landed here blog-hopping .. nicely written .. have a great 2009!

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  18. Merry Christmas (a little late in wishing :() Hope it was a memorable one :) Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem and the pic was just...so pure :)

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  19. When I started reading this post, I thot : "wow, Nancy is into poetry big-time." I spent many hours in front of the poetry books wondering why the poets could not tell what they wanted to, straight. I often wondered how they must have conversed with their families. Hee Hee! It tickles me silly!

    Anyway, i hope u had a wonderful get-together! God bless.

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  20. a merry christmas to you too and a fantastic new year

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  21. Hope u had a merry christmas! Any plans for the end of this year?

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  22. Merry Christmas and happy new year :D :D

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  23. belated merry christmas:)...enjoy

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  24. hey a belated merry christmas to you! :) And yup, I`m back again. How`ve you been all this while?

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  25. hey girl!!

    There you go collect your lemonade award from my blog ;)

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  26. Here is the direct youtube link to the ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDa2K28G3eU

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  27. hey...A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you. May happiness, prosperity and everything that your heart desire be yours each day.

    Love
    A

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  28. A Very Happy New Year to you and your family,Nancy.May the coming years bring you joy,happiness and peace.
    There is an award waiting for you in my page.do drop by and collect it as and when you can:)

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  29. Hi Nancy,

    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead..may you have all the happiness :)

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  30. i have done the honor back to you... welcome to my blog to pick up the award :)

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  31. Happy New Year Nancy!! Wishing for you loads of happiness and success in the coming year!! Hope you had a great one! :)

    *hugz*

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  32. Happy new year to you and your family. Tell us all about your holidays...i know you want to :)

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  33. Amen to that! Wish you a peaceful and happy 2009..God Bless..

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