"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Song For All Seasons & Times Of Man

 "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."
 " Yet 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"
"Then 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." * I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day ~ hymn by Henry Longfellow, music by Jean Baptiste Calkin

* Pictures taken in the hidden places around Cedar Pond.


Terra said...

Your hidden places are delightful and the poem is a favorite of mine. I quote another Bells poem on my blog today, from Alfred Lord Tennyson. We are on the same wave length.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wonderful photos and a great bit of poetry.

I love the colors of the birdhouse. Just wonderful.

Have a lovely week there on Cedar Pond.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love that moss-covered tree, kind of magical, I think. And a beautiful poem of hope.
Have a good week Kathy. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that perfect poem. I love the "Wads" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). I have a volume of his poems and epics. Your pictures are lovely. Looks quite cozy there on Cedar Ponds.

Blessings for a wonderful year,

Connie said...

Wonderful song and lovely photos, Kathy. I enjoyed these pictures.

De said...

I always leave your blog feeling uplifted. Thank you!

ellen b. said...

Truly a song for all seasons! Blessings in 2015!

Bee Lady said...

Lovely, and so perfect for times such as these! We need some PEACE on earth, don't we.

Cindy Bee

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Kathy
Thank you for stopping by my blog with comments about the art district murals of Los Angeles. I too, felt some of the artwork was 'disturbing'; typical of the world at large.
I like this post, and was thinking that God is so patient, and so loving, and He gave us his only begotten son as the cure to all of the world's ills. He has not left us comfortless, and has also given us the Holy Spirit. It is up to mankind to understand the depth of the wisdom of God, even though God does not directly intervene in men's ways today, He has given us the hope of eternal salvation, and in spite of what man may say about God 'being dead' it just is not so! God restored hope to mankind by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All things will be put right all in God's time.
And so, we watch and wait for that glorious future time.
love and light to you!
Teresa in California

Deanna said...

Blessings to you this new year! Your snowy header is beautiful. The hidden places at your place beautiful.
Trying to stay warm this time of year…brrrr,

Pondside said...

Thank you for the beautiful post, Kathy. I am always so happy to visit!

L. D. said...

I really like all the colors and textures in these photos. Great shots of great things.