Bells: Still Ringing, Singing

My conversation with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . . .

Christmas, Ornament, Day Off, Congrats, The Shining
Bells ring the call to earth
Bells sing the heart to search
For clarity and harmony, 
Peals the soul's worth.
      ------G. Hill
Bells, Christmas Bells, Christmas
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!
                 ------Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bells, Christmas, Xmas, Holly, Decoration
Upended and misgiven,
Tendencies of ego driven,
But swaddled deep within the soul
Grace so amazing, Grace forgiving.

From that simple birth
A resounding worth,
Hope for me, hope for you,
Ringing now, ringing true.
    ------G. Hill
Bell Jar, Old, Metal, Antique, Ring
My worth rebounds
From that still small sound
Comes the dove,
Seeded in love.
-----G. Hill
Bells, Icon, Bells Icon, Wedding Bells, Church Bells
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.
                                     ------Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bells, Jingle, Wedding, Church, Christmas, Ringing
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!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
    And made forlorn
    The households born
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."
-----Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bell, Christmas, Ornamental, Holiday
Bells are music’s laughter.
—– Thomas Hood
Wreath, Stars, Ribbon, Bow, Decorative
And at night I love to listen to the stars. It is like five hundred million little bells.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Christmas Decoration, Bells, Metallizer

See Also: Recovering Center

Bells, Wreath, Decoration, Christmas Decoration
For bells are the voice of the church.
They have tones that touch and search
The hearts of young and old.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    absolutely gorgeous Gloria! thank you

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