Monday, January 1, 2018


January 1, 2018
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.

Alfred Tennyson


Melodye said...

I love this poem! And the picture....!

Yes, let's ring in the New Year together, Margaret! Let the bells peal loud and long, in celebration!

Margaret Buffie said...

Yes! With hope in our hearts that this year every person on this beautiful planet will suddenly realize that we humans, everyone single one of us, owes our blue orb a stewardship that includes the accepting and celebrating of our own differences - and a promise, a VOW - that we will begin to seriously and with great care - nurture, and replenish the health of earth’s oceans, seas, rivers, mountains, valleys, deserts, forests, prairies, AND especially the greatest and smallest of the other magnificent creatures we share it with.