Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle with Parts of Idylls of the King
Editor Myra Reynolds
First Written 1892
Genre Poetry
Origin UK
Publisher Scott, Foresman and Company
My Copy 1913 blue clothbound hardback
First Read May 19, 2012

Selections from The Poems of Tennyson

OK, I know I say this about every old author I discover, but all the same: why didn't anybody tell me Tennyson is so good?

I saw a reference to Ulysses recently, and followed it up. One super Google search later, and I have a new poet-of-the-month.

Noted on May 20, 2012

I am become a name.

Quoted on May 20, 2012

Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles.

- from "Ulysses"

Quoted on May 20, 2012

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