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‘Ring Out, Wild Bells’

“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.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson,- ‘Ring Out, Wild Bells’.


Emile Branchard – Winter Night c.1930′s

Winter is cold-hearted

Winter is cold-hearted,
Spring is yea and nay,
Autumn is a weathercock
Blown every way:
Summer days for me
When every leaf is on its tree;
– from “Summer” by Christina Rossetti

Art by Florence Harrison, illustration to “The Poems of Christina Rossetti”.