Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE NEW YEAR, by ALFRED TENNYSON

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First Line: I stood on a tower in the wet
Last Line: And new year blowing and roaring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): "1865-1866;""i Stood On A Tower In The Wet"";
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time

I STOOD on a tower in the wet,
And New Year and Old Year met,
And winds were roaring and blowing,
And I said, 'O years that meet in tears,
Have ye aught that is worth the knowing?
Science enough and exploring,
Wanderers coming and going,
Matter enough for deploring,
But aught that is worth the knowing?'
Seas at my feet were flowing,
Waves on the shingle pouring,
Old Year roaring and blowing,
And New Year blowing and roaring.

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