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Alfred Lord Tennyson Poems

Poem Lyrics of Some of the Best Alfred Lord Tennyson Poems


Here are the poem lyrics of some of the best Alfred Lord Tennyson poems. To make your browsing more effective, I have included the first four lines of each poem after the title.

A Farewell
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

All Things Will Die
Alfred Lord Tennyson
All Things will Die
Clearly the blue river chimes in its flowing
Under my eye;
Warmly and broadly the south winds are blowing

And Ask Ye Why These Sad Tears Stream?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
'And ask ye why these sad tears stream?'
'Te somnia nostra reducunt.'
And ask ye why these sad tears stream?
Why these wan eyes are dim with weeping?

Break, Break, Break
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.

By an Evolutionist
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man,
And the man said, ‘Am I your debtor?’
And the Lord-‘Not yet; but make it as clean as you can,
And then I will let you a better.’

Crossing the Bar
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

Alfred Lord Tennyson
O Love, Love, Love! O withering might!
O sun, that from thy noonday height
Shudderest when I strain my sight,
Throbbing thro' all thy heat and light,

Alfred Lord Tennyson
O you chorus of indolent reviewers,
Irresponsible, indolent reviewers,
Look, I come to the test, a tiny poem
All composed in a metre of Catullus,

Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Home they brought her warrior dead:
She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:
All her maidens, watching, said,
‘She must weep or she will die.’

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Airy, Fairy Lilian,
Flitting, fairy Lilian,
When I ask her if she love me,
Claps her tiny hands above me,

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;
Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;
Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font:
The fire-fly wakens: waken thou with me.

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Birds' love and birds' song
Flying here and there,
Birds' songand birds' love
And you with gold for hair!

The Burial of Love
Alfred Lord Tennyson
His eyes in eclipse,
Pale-cold his lips,
The light of his hopes unfed,
Mute his tongue,

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

The Flower
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.

The Lady of Shalott
Alfred Lord Tennyson
On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro’ the field the road runs by

The Oak
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Live thy Life,
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Living gold;

The Splender Falls
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The splendor falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story;
The long light shakes across the lakes,
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.

Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,

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