December 31, 2011

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Academy of American Poets

December 31, 2011

Today's poem appears in Selected Poems, published by Penguin Classics.

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Other Tennyson Poems

  • In Memoriam, Epilogue, [O true and tried, so well and long]
  • In Memoriam, [To Sleep I give my powers away]
  • Break, Break, Break
  • Crossing the Bar
  • Tears, Idle Tears

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    In Memoriam, [Ring out, wild bells]
    by Lord Alfred Tennyson

    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.

    Ring out a slowly dying cause,
       And ancient forms of party strife;
       Ring in the nobler modes of life,
    With sweeter manners, purer laws.

    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.

    Ring in the valiant man and free,
       The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
       Ring out the darkness of the land,
    Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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    Academy of American Poets

    December 31, 2011

    Today's poem appears in Selected Poems, published by Penguin Classics.

    More from this author




    Other Tennyson Poems

  • In Memoriam, Epilogue, [O true and tried, so well and long]
  • In Memoriam, [To Sleep I give my powers away]
  • Break, Break, Break
  • Crossing the Bar
  • Tears, Idle Tears

  • You can unsubscribe from our Poem-A-Day emails at at anytime—either completely, or until next April.

    Academy of American Poets
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    Suite 901
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    academy@poets.org



    In Memoriam, [Ring out, wild bells]
    by Lord Alfred Tennyson

    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.

    Ring out a slowly dying cause,
       And ancient forms of party strife;
       Ring in the nobler modes of life,
    With sweeter manners, purer laws.

    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.

    Ring in the valiant man and free,
       The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
       Ring out the darkness of the land,
    Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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