Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 100, by ALFRED TENNYSON



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IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 100, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I climb the hill: from end to end
Last Line: I think once more he seems to die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): Memory
Subject(s): Hallam, Arthur Henry (1811-1833); Death; Mourning; Friendship


I climb the hill: from end to end
Of all the landscape underneath,
I find no place that does not breathe
Some gracious memory of my friend;

No gray old grange, or lonely fold,
Or low morass and whispering reed,
Or simple stile from mead to mead,
Or sheepwalk up the windy wold;

Nor hoary knoll of ash and haw
That hears the latest linnet trill,
Nor quarry trench'd along the hill
And haunted by the wrangling daw;

Nor runlet tinkling from the rock;
Nor pastoral rivulet that swerves
To left and right thro' meadowy curves,
That feed the mothers of the flock;

But each has pleased a kindred eye,
And each reflects a kindlier day;
And, leaving these, to pass away,
I think once more he seems to die.





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