Should Old Acquaintance be forgot,
and never thought upon;
The flames of Love extinguished,
and fully past and gone:
Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold,
that loving Breast of thine;
That thou canst never once reflect
on Old long syne.
- On Old long syne my Jo, in Old long syne, That thou canst never once reflect, on Old long syne.
when thee I think upon;
All Grief and Sorrow takes the flight,
and speedily is gone;
The bright resemblance of thy Face,
so fills this, Heart of mine;
That Force nor Fate can me displease,
for Old long syne.
when from thee I am gone;
will not thy presence yield relief,
to this sad Heart of mine:
Why doth thy presence me defeat,
with excellence divine?
Especially when I reflect
on Old long syne
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.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
With each January 1st we welcome in a new year - a new beginning. We make resolutions that we vow to keep this time around. We celebrate.
We leave behind the past year with thoughts of wonder and gladness that we made it through. We hope and pray that this year will bring peace and an out-pouring of love in our world.
We are thankful for all that this new year will bring to our life...
May an abundance of blessings pour out to you and yours - Happy New Year