Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 14, by ALFRED TENNYSON



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IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 14, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: If one should bring me this report
Last Line: I should not feel it to be strange.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): Of One Dead
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


If one should bring me this report,
That thou hadst touch'd the land to-day,
And I went down unto the quay,
And found thee lying in the port;

And standing, muffled round with woe,
Should see thy passengers in rank
Come stepping lightly down the plank,
And beckoning unto those they know;

And if along with these should come
The man I held as half-divine,
Should strike a sudden hand in mine,
And ask a thousand things of home;

And I should tell him all my pain,
And how my life had droop'd of late,
And he should sorrow o'er my state
And marvel what possess'd my brain;

And I perceived no touch of change,
No hint of death in all his frame,
But found him all in all the same,
I should not feel it to be strange.





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