Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Far-Far-Away - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

(For Music)

What sight so lured him thro' the fields he knew
As where earth's green stole into heaven's own hue,
Far-far-away?

What sound was dearest in his native dells?
The mellow lin-lan-lone of evening bells
Far-far-away.

What vague world-whisper, mystic pain or joy,
Thro' those three words would haunt him when a boy,
Far-far-away?

A whisper from his dawn of life? a breath
From some fair dawn beyond the doors of death
Far-far-away?

Far, far, how far? from o'er the gates of birth,
The faint horizons, all the bounds of earth,
Far-far-away?

What charm in words, a charm no words could give?
O dying words, can Music make you live
Far-far-away?


Comments about Far-Far-Away by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Savita Tyagi (10/12/2018 3:29:00 PM)


    O dying words, can music make you live......these wordring like music. (Report) Reply

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  • Chandan Dey (10/12/2018 2:29:00 PM)


    Looking at the world going beyond the world, finding charm of sound going beyond the sound, viewing life going beyond the life... superb strength of imagination, thanks for posting
    Chandan
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  • Mohammed Yunus (10/12/2018 12:43:00 PM)


    something hidden.....wonderful poetry.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/12/2018 11:38:00 AM)


    Into heaven's own hue!

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
    (Report) Reply

  • Nadia Umber Lodhi (10/12/2018 6:59:00 AM)


    Far far away nice and superb (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (10/12/2018 6:01:00 AM)


    The call of those three words from the gates of birth as also from the doors of death, - far-far-away, the music of the soul. (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2018 5:34:00 AM)


    a whisper from his dawn of life. Superb conceptualization and beautifully conceived poem. Thanks for posting it here. (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (10/12/2018 1:39:00 AM)


    Interesting poem with intrigue. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (10/12/2018 12:34:00 AM)


    Far-far-away? no! near, near, more than my thoughtful Sire! (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (10/12/2018 12:33:00 AM)


    A delightful, singsong poem! Can be set to music! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010



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