A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 365: Ring In the Common Love of Good

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“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.”

This year has come to an end, and so has my goal of posting something each day for 365 days having to do with creativity. I wasn’t sure how to end a year like that but then I came upon this Old Year/New Year poem by Tennyson that states things so well and connects so strongly with my own frame of mind as I move into 2018.

May you sense the creativity around you in this coming year, may you have many opportunities to create and enjoy the creativity of others, and may you be blessed by an outpouring of truly good things.

Peace,

ron

In Memorium (Ring Out, Wild Bells) by Alfred Lord 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.

One thought on “A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 365: Ring In the Common Love of Good

  1. shirley says:

    Congratulations Ron!! A year of creating…. thank you for your inspiration & heart, and making this world a brighter place. Keep looking forward, up, and creating. Happy New year!

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