Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Blow, Bugle, Blow - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

THE splendour falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story:
The long light shakes across the lakes,
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.

O hark, O hear! how thin and clear,
And thinner, clearer, farther going!
O sweet and far from cliff and scar
The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!
Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying:
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.

O love, they die in yon rich sky,
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
And grow for ever and for ever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.


Comments about Blow, Bugle, Blow by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Mizzy ........ (8/27/2016 11:41:00 AM)


    Beautiful imagery painted with choice poetic skill. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/14/2014 9:56:00 PM)


    THE splendour falls on castle walls
    And snowy summits old in story:
    The long light shakes across the lakes,
    And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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