Wednesday, 14 May 2014

14 May in literature

On 14 May 1842, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, published a book named Poems.

His famous books include Ulysses, Morte d'Arthur, In Memoriam, Idylls of the King and many more. He lived between 1809 and 1892, was a Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland and is still one of the most popular British poets.

"Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all."
In Memoriam

“I sometimes hold it half a sin

To put in words the grief I feel;

For words, like Nature, half reveal

And half conceal the Soul within.



But, for the unquiet heart and brain,

A use in measured language lies;

The sad mechanic exercise,

Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.



In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er,

Like coarsest clothes against the cold:

But that large grief which these enfold

Is given in outline and no more.”
In Memoriam

“Once in a golden hour,

I cast to earth a seed, 

And up there grew a flower, 

That others called a weed.” 

Alfred Tennyson



“Once in a golden hour,
I cast to earth a seed, 
And up there grew a flower, 
That others called a weed.” 
― Alfred Tennyson

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