The Bells

Edgar Allan Poe

Christmas Bells

" How they tinkle , tinkle , tinkle ,

in the icy air of night!"

Wedding Bells

" What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!

Through the balmy air of night!

How they ring out their delight!"

Fire/Alarm Bells

" In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire ,

In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire."

Death Bells

" To the sobbing of the bells ;

Keeping time , time , time. "