Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CROSSING THE BAR, by ALFRED TENNYSON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
CROSSING THE BAR, by         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunset and evening star
Last Line: When I have crossed the bar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Evening; Immortality; Religion; Sea; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight; Theology; Ocean


Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.




Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net