Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

In Memoriam A. H. H.: 50. Be Near Me When My Light Is Low - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Be near me when my light is low,
When the blood creeps, and the nerves prick
And tingle; and the heart is sick,
And all the wheels of Being slow.

Be near me when the sensuous frame
Is racked with pangs that conquer trust;
And Time, a maniac scattering dust,
And Life, a Fury slinging flame.

Be near me when my faith is dry,
And men the flies of latter spring,
That lay their eggs, and sting and sing
And weave their petty cells and die.

Be near me when I fade away,
To point the term of human strife,
And on the low dark verge of life
The twilight of eternal day.

Topic(s) of this poem: believe


Comments about In Memoriam A. H. H.: 50. Be Near Me When My Light Is Low by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • (7/2/2017 12:34:00 PM)


    never really managed to fathom how it was humanly possible for Lord Tennyson to pen down the In Memoriam series. the sorrow of his friend's death must have touched him in realms yet-to- be discovered. An outlandish poem and my all time best poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Briony Nicholls (6/21/2015 6:34:00 AM)


    Full of passion and glory about the most fundamental of desires in the human spirit, this is a brilliant unforgettable poem. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (5/11/2015 11:10:00 PM)


    A beautiful piece from a master poet. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kate Lechoe (5/11/2015 4:31:00 AM)


    A nice poem, well organized. It portrays the correct mood. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2015 3:07:00 AM)


    This is like a plea. The speaker is talking to someone to be with him in those hard and painful moments.

    The languge here is very poetic and the poet is a his best. The passion and emotion shown in this is very noticeable. This is a very good poem. I had pleasure going through it.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 16, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, February 16, 2015


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