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poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 09, 2003 12:52PM

I am anxious to know some poems on New Year celebration.
I would appreciate your help.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: November 09, 2003 02:15PM

Machicko, included in the following website besides poems are links to other New Years websites:

[www.marvelcreations.com] />

Les


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: November 09, 2003 04:38PM

Already? Jeeeesh! I'm only starting to think about pumpkin pie.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 09, 2003 06:13PM

Depends on which calender you operate under.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 10, 2003 05:36AM


Thank you, Les, for your help. I have just visited the website of your recommendation. It is exactly what I wanted! I will visit the site as often as I can.

Machiko


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 10, 2003 05:56AM


In Japan where I live, Talia, the next major official celebration is the New Year's Day when everything starts. I wish we could have Thanksgiving Day here!

Machiko


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 10, 2003 06:18AM


In Japan where I live, Linda, the solar calendar is officially used just like in western world. The lunar calendar, however, is still accepted by elderly people in rural areas.

Isn't it interesting to hear that in Russia they celebrate Christmas around January 6 or 7 under the Gregorian calendar, roughly the same time as the New Year holidays?

Do you know some poems on the New Year of Gregorian calendar? If you do, could you be so kind enough to let me know? I would appreciate that.

Machiko


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 10, 2003 06:23AM


In Japan where I live, Linda, the solar calendar is officially used just like in western world. The lunar calendar, however, is still accepted by elderly people in rural areas.

Isn't it interesting to hear that in Russia they celebrate Christmas around January 6 or 7 under the Gregorian calendar, roughly the same time as the New Year holidays?

Do you know some poems on the New Year of Gregorian calendar? If you do, could you be so kind enough to let me know? I would appreciate that.

Machiko


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 10, 2003 06:28AM


In Japan where I live, Linda, the solar calendar is officially used just like in western world. The lunar calendar, however, is still accepted by elderly people in rural areas.

Isn't it interesting to hear that in Russia they celebrate Christmas around January 6 or 7 under the Gregorian calendar, roughly the same time as the New Year holidays?

Do you know some poems on the New Year of Gregorian calendar? If you do, could you be so kind enough to let me know? I would appreciate that.

Machiko


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.temp.da.uu.net)
Date: November 11, 2003 06:23AM

Machiko, these stanzas from 'In Memoriam' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson:

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.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.



Post Edited (11-11-03 05:34)


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: Talia (216.117.98.---)
Date: November 11, 2003 11:23AM

Forgive me for being so egocentric.....I forget that you all arn't American, sometimes I remember that some of you are Canadian of English, I just have a hard time fathoming having the ability to get online and speak a completely different language about complex, poetic, philisophical things....I have a hard enough time being a native-english speaking person.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 12, 2003 04:21PM

Its only about 300 years since Britain moved its New Year from the end of March (25th) to the begining of January. Thats why the taxes are still calcuated from April (6th) to April here, we shifted to the gregorian calender at the same time.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 12, 2003 06:18PM

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'

And he replied, 'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way!'

So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
Trod gladly into the night
He led me towards the hills
And the breaking of day in the lone east.

So heart be still!
What need our human life to know
If God hath comprehension?

In all the dizzy strife of things
Both high and low,
God hideth his intention."

Minnie Louise Haskins 1875-1957


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 14, 2003 12:22PM

Thank you, Linda, for sharing your knowledge with me. This is quite educational to me!


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 14, 2003 12:35PM

To be honest, Talia, sometimes I wish I were a nativer speaker of English so that I can fully appreciate British and American poetry. Especially I am attracted to its different types of rhymes and musical rhythms.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 14, 2003 12:47PM

Thank you, IanB, for posting this. I have read an excerpt of In Memorium, but not this part. This sounds like the best New Year resolution I have ever heard, which makes me fond of Tennyson even better. I am now temped to read through the entirety.


Re: poems on new year celebration
Posted by: machiko (---.kng.mesh.ad.jp)
Date: November 14, 2003 01:17PM

Thank you, Linda, for posting this. Such enlightened state of mind - I always try to reach. This song will be a source of reassurance and comfort to me for years to come.




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