Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson Poems

121. You Ask Me, Why, Tho' Ill At Ease 1/1/2004
122. St. Agnes' Eve 1/1/2004
123. Cxv: Spring 4/8/2010
124. Summer Night 4/8/2010
125. Requiescat 1/1/2004
126. Duet 1/1/2004
127. Audley Court 1/1/2004
128. Locksley Hall 1/1/2004
129. The Grandmother 1/1/2004
130. Beauty 11/27/2014
131. To E. Fitzgerald: Tiresias 1/1/2004
132. In Memoriam A. H. H.: 126. Love Is And Was My Lord And King 1/1/2004
133. The Revenge - A Ballad Of The Fleet 1/1/2004
134. The War 4/8/2010
135. Early Spring 4/8/2010
136. Balin And Balan 1/1/2004
137. Fatima 1/1/2004
138. The Coming Of Arthur 1/1/2004
139. The Higher Pantheism 1/1/2004
140. Battle Of Brunanburgh 1/1/2004
141. Sea Dreams 1/1/2004
142. The Deserted House 1/1/2004
143. Merlin And Vivien 1/1/2004
144. Spring 1/1/2004
145. Politics 4/8/2010
146. Sweet And Low 1/1/2004
147. ŒNone 1/1/2004
148. The Oak 1/1/2004
149. The Holy Grail 1/1/2004
150. Guinevere 1/1/2004
151. Dedication 1/1/2004
152. Lancelot And Elaine 1/1/2004
153. Morte D'Arthur 1/1/2004
154. Come Down, O Maid 1/1/2004
155. The Lotos-Eaters 1/1/2004
156. Claribel: A Melody 1/1/2004
157. Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal 1/1/2004
158. The Garden 1/1/2004
159. Sir Galahad 1/1/2004
160. O, Were I Loved As I Desire To Be! 1/1/2004

Comments about Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Woofwoof Ray (4/18/2013 7:05:00 AM)

    His poems are fantastic. My favourites are Break break break, Now sleeps the crimson petal (great version of this set to music in the film Vanity fair with Reese Witherspoon) , Come into the garden maud, The lady of Shallott, Crossing the bar

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  • Eric Lopez (3/10/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    I was playing a video game Mass Effect, and through out the series Shepherd, and Williamson use references from Tennyson's poems. I decided to look him up and they are just amazing. I'm glad Mass effect turned me on to this guy's amazing art work.

  • Ulysses J (11/5/2012 7:46:00 PM)

    In Memoriam is pure beauty
    And I guess it's evident that I'm a fan of Ulysses, heh, mostly because I can relate well to Ulysses, flaws and all I respect the character in that poem so much, in fact it's hard to express and i get all teary when i try; _;

  • Artemis Gutierrez (9/12/2012 6:06:00 PM)

    I like his poem charge of the light brigade. For my report I wrote about this poem and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

  • Namrata Nath (8/26/2012 3:29:00 AM)

    alfred lord tennyson is a great poet. I just read The brook. It's so mesmerising the way he uses the words and sounds and everything. Please check out the poem guys. It's totally out of the world! ! !

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (6/4/2012 1:33:00 PM)

    “crookéd hands” (2 syllables) is wrong.
    “The man clasped his stick with crookéd hands.” implies hands out of shape.
    But an eagle’s “feet” are flexible to curve and have long curved claws at the end. Tennyson presumably had not seen an eagle’s feet.
    I would not say that an eagle on a mountain is “close to the sun”.
    I am not sure about “from his mountain walls” – the eagle is watching from a crag – what is the point of “walls”? “his mountain wall” would be a better metaphor denoting the perpendicularity of the crag which allows the eagle to fall “like a thunderbolt”. But the rhyme would be lost.
    Can anyone tell me if this method of hunting is used by eagles? Do they not hunt by flying and then stooping on their prey?
    The poet is trying to anthropomorphise the eagle but he does not help the poem by doing so.
    Calling the eagle “he” and giving it “hands” etc. deprives it of its savage nature reminding one of Wind in the Willows!
    But the overall rhetorical power of the poem cannot be denied.

  • Nelson P (10/28/2011 12:38:00 PM)

    Hey folks, my band Wrong Side of Dawn wrote a song based on the words to 'Crossing the Bar' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. You can watch the Youtube video at http: // or download the song at http: // :) Hope you enjoy it!

  • Meshack Lebane (7/5/2011 6:19:00 AM)

    Very intersting I wish this simple words were taught at school our poets this days are
    Adicted to bid words which is distort the meaning at times! ! !

  • Chris Hoare (5/22/2005 11:33:00 AM)

    there seem to be some missing words. Would the web manager please check and correct?

Best Poem of 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,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel; I will drink
Life to the lees. All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea. I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known,-- cities of men ...

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The Garden

Excerpt from "Maud"

She is coming, my own, my sweet;
Were it ever so airy a tread,
My heart would hear her and beat,
Were it earth in an earthy bed;
My dust would hear her and beat,
Had I lain for a century dead,
Would start and tremble under her feet,
And blossom in purple and red.

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