Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

About Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and of 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." Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse, including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses," and "Tithonus."

“The Statesman”

By |2019-07-30T14:47:43-05:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: Poetry|

They wrought a work which Time reveres, A pure example to the lands, Further and further reaching hands, Forever into coming years; They worshipt Freedom for her sake; We faint unless the wanton ear Be tickled with the loud "hear, hear," To which the slight-built hustings shake; For where he is, the citizen, Deep-hearted, moderate, [...]

“Ulysses”

By |2019-07-10T11:25:08-05:00August 7th, 2016|Categories: Odyssey, Poetry|

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, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Life to the lees: All times [...]

The Lady of Shalott

By |2017-06-13T10:21:11-05:00May 15th, 2016|Categories: Poetry|

I 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        To many-tower’d Camelot; And up and down the people go, Gazing where the lilies blow Round an island there below,       [...]