Alfred Lord Tennyson

(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

‘And ask ye why these sad tears stream?’


'And ask ye why these sad tears stream?'

‘Te somnia nostra reducunt.’
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Comments about this poem (‘And ask ye why these sad tears stream?’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson )

  • Rookie - 66 Points Luke Gray (11/7/2014 5:52:00 PM)

    This poem is filled with emotions (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 5,418 Points Savita Tyagi (11/7/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Loved reading each and every line. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,652 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/7/2014 3:26:00 AM)

    Alfred Tennyson is one of the poets I like very much with his ability to involve a sea of emotion in lines and verses and gathering images from myths and realities, all appealing to the human heart! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,652 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/7/2014 3:26:00 AM)

    Alfred Tennyson is one of the poets I like very much with his ability to involve a sea of emotion in lines and verses and gathering images from myths and realities, all appealing to the human heart! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Brian Jani (5/19/2014 10:23:00 AM)

    Brilliant piece poetry Alfred (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 423 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/7/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    And love is an emotion of this kind
    That multiplies with the lover demise
    And you keep seeing her day and night
    Till one day you join her in astral light............

    All ye poets reading this welcome to my page too... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 572 Points Ramesh T A (11/7/2012 3:08:00 AM)

    As if asking the reader Tennyson begins his poem in a wonderful way and gives his answer from his beautiful dream about the lady who has brought tears to his eyes by her loss of demise! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (11/7/2012 2:22:00 AM)

    Just devine... how love lingers in the mind...googled the latin, it means my dreams bring you back....how lovely that he chose just that line to put in latin as when read it seems so more poignant once you have opened the box of understanding, although im sure when written most educated people would of understood it straight away and just fluently rolled it off with a rich tongue (so to speak) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Virginia Tennison (11/13/2010 11:20:00 AM)

    I think this poem was beautiful! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 29,013 Points Gajanan Mishra (11/7/2014 7:58:00 AM)

    rightly it is said beautiful..

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