Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Come Not When I Am Dead - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come not, when I am dead,
To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave,
To trample round my fallen head,
And vex the unhappy dust thou wouldst not save.
There let the wind sweep and the plover cry;
But thou, go by.

Child, if it were thine error or thy crime
I care no longer, being all unblest:
Wed whom thou wilt, but I am sick of Time,
And I desire to rest.
Pass on, weak heart, and leave to where I lie:
Go by, go by.


Comments about Come Not When I Am Dead by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Melikhaya Zagagana (10/25/2014 4:23:00 AM)


    '' Come not, when I'm dead, to drop thy foolish tears upon my grave.'' I hope i will reach his maturity before his age. He is a marvel to read. (Report) Reply

    (1/22/2018 4:18:00 PM)

    Yes, he is... I just re-read The Brook by him- a sheer delight!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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