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, wild bells, to the wild sky,Alfred, Lord Tennyson. From 'Ring Out, Wild Bells,' 1850.
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Photo by Gerard Uferas from Viktor & Rolf's A/W couture show in the year 2000. Discovered here.