Alfred, Lord Tennyson Poetry

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge... Read More

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Athelstan King,
Lord among Earls,
Bracelet-bestower and
Baron of Barons,
He with his brother,
E

ŒNone - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson
There lies a vale in Ida, lovelier
Than all the valleys of I

Audley Court


‘The Bull, the Fleece are cramm’d, and not a room
For love or money. Let us p

Now fades the last long streak of snow,
Now burgeons every maze of quick
About the flowering squar

What does little birdie say
In her nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, l

Ask me no more: the moon may draw the sea;
The cloud may stoop from heaven and take the shape,
W

Oh, Beauty, passing beauty! sweetest Sweet!
How canst thou let me waste my youth in sighs;
I only

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd wit

Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,

Come into the garden, Maud,
For the black bat, Night, has flown,
Come into the garden, Maud,
I

Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm;
And in the chasm are foam and yellow sands;
Beyond

COME down, O maid, from yonder mountain height:
What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang),

WARRIOR of God, man's friend, and tyrant's foe
Now somewhere dead far in the waste Soudan,
Thou

Come not, when I am dead,
To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave,
To trample round my fallen head

All Things will Die

Clearly the blue river chimes in its flowing

Under my eye;
Warmly and bro

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When

By an Evolutionist

The Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man,
And the man said, ‘

1. Is it the wind of the dawn that I hear
in the pine overhead?
2. No; but the voice of the deep a

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When

Once more the Heavenly Power
Makes all things new,
And domes the red-plowed hills
With loving blu

Beautiful city

Beautiful city, the centre and crater of European confusion,
O you with your pass

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure wor

THE splendour falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story:
The long light shakes across

'And ask ye why these sad tears stream?'

‘Te somnia nostra reducunt.’
OVID.

And ask ye wh

Dedication
These to His Memory--since he held them dear,
Perchance as finding there unconsciousl

Faint as a climate-changing bird that flies
All night across the darkness, and at dawn
Falls on th

HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hu

Pellam the King, who held and lost with Lot
In that first war, and had his realm restored
But re

MY father left a park to me,
But it is wild and barren,
A garden too with scarce a tree,
And w

Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The t

I thought of Thee, my partner and my guide,
As being past away. -Vain sympathies!
For backward, Du

Where Claribel low-lieth
The breezes pause and die,
Letting the rose-leaves fall:
But the solemn

While about the shore of Mona those Neronian legionaries
Burnt and broke the grove and altar of the

Alfred, Lord Tennyson Poetry

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears", and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke at the age of 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and "Tithonus". During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all", "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die", "My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure", "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers", and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new". He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.... Read More