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Christmas Bells

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!

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.”

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I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    STUNNING LOVE !

  • AWW…THANX SO MUCH HON!!

    – Tammera

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image and words Tammera, love, xoxo anna

  • THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH DEAR ANNA…;-D

    – Tammera

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 2 years ago

    Classic festive presentation ..

  • THANK YOU BASANT!!…-D

    – Tammera

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    nice image xx

  • THANX SO MUCH LYNN!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 2 years ago

    Hi Tammera: This deserves a double fave…one for your superb creation, and one for the tune you selected to coincide with the image. I LOVE that tune. I know it best sung by John Gorka from Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice series. The early ones were the best as they were more Christmas oriented. I can almost hear them now. :))) Hugs, Ron

  • AWWW…SO GLAD TO HAVE BROUGHT FOND MEMORIES TO YOU HON…
    ITS GREAT WHEN ART CAN TOUCH LIKE THAT ISNT IT!!
    THANX SO MUCH!!

    – Tammera

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago
  • FEATURE!!
    HOW WONDERFUL!!
    THANX SO KINDLY KIRA…;-D

    – Tammera

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 2 years ago

    Love it..just awesome :))

  • AWWW…THANX SO KINDLY KEITH….;-D

    – Tammera

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 2 years ago

    This is fabulous work! love the soft light! well done! :)

  • THANX SO KINDLY STEVEN…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Cornelia Mladenova
    Cornelia Mlade...about 2 years ago

    Beautiful colors :)

  • THANK YOU CORNELIA!! I AM A COLOR HOUND!!

    – Tammera

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