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  • Dr. Lana Liable

Season's Greetings

Updated: Dec 22, 2023



May this blessed season fill you with much joy, peace and hopefulness.


I would like to share a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Christmas Bells."


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."



Merry Merry Christmas to all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiyoosShNw 








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