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I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Poem By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'unbroken song
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.'

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.

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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.' /// great writing; powerful Christmas poem penned
A beautiful poem on Christmas.'The world revolved from night to day.' It is true. There is much merry making and fun in this time. Loved it.
'For hate is strong, and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to men.'.... //.... Very true. Evil forces are stronger today. Innocent voices of dissent are being suppressed..
Wonderful seasonal poem....utterly joyous!
A good poem, very well wrote..! ! word choice and you cleverly used them...! good flow of lines, it is amazing to read.... :) :)


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