Christmas Series 2022: Day 20- A New Song by Ernest Rhys

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We will sing a new song

That sounds like the old: Noel.

We will tell an old tale

That has often been told: Noel.

We will build a tall town;

We will watch for the Star: Noel.

We will build a new world,

Without War.


This poem was written by Ernest Rhys (1859- 1946) and was published in 1906 in a collection of songs and poetry. It was later republished in a Treasury of Chirstmas Stories which was edited by Ann McGovern and released in 1960. Nevertheless this poem has some underlying meaning to this day, as we strive to have a world where we live peacefully and the doors of love open to everyone. This Poem goes out to the people of Ukraine who are spending their first Christmas in darkness because of the conflict with Russia. Let this be known that you are not alone and we will work together to build a better and independent Ukraine when the conflict comes to an end, for the sake of future generations. ❤




In case you haven’t read the other articles that have been opened, here’s a list for you right now:

Day 1: Wake Awake, For the Night is Flying

Day 2: A Mother’s Wish for Christmas

Day 3: Gift Idea: Glass Christmas Tree

Day 4: Christmas Market Tour: Meerane

Day 5: Guessing Quiz

Day 6: St. Nicolas Day

Day 7: Mother’s Christmas Cookies Story

Day 8: Merry Christmas by Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John

Day 9: Love and Space

Day 10: Gingerbread Quiz

Day 11: Christmas Market Tour: Bautzen (The World’s Oldest Known Christmas Market)

Day 12: Ten German Christmas Traditions (Anika Rieper-More than Beer and Schnitzel)

Day 13: Reclamation: How to Fix and Reuse a Toy/Doll

Day 14: The Three Kings- Dedicated in Memory of Weston Noble

Day 15: The World’s First Glühwein Vending Machine

Day 16: Gift Idea- The Black Box plus other Educational Ideas

Day 17: Travel Tip- Pulsnitz plus the Answers to the Gingerbread Quiz

Day 18: Fourth Advent- Travel Tips, Film Genre and Quiz

Day 19: Wander Buch- Diary for Tourist