Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE WANDERER, by ALFRED TENNYSON



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THE WANDERER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gleam of household sunshine ends
Last Line: And deem me grateful, and farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron


THE gleam of household sunshine ends,
And here no longer can I rest;
Farewell! -- You will not speak, my friends,
Unfriendly of your parted guest.

O well for him that finds a friend,
Or makes a friend where'er he come,
And loves the world from end to end,
And wanders on from home to home!

O happy he, and fit to live,
On whom a happy home has power
To make him trust his life, and give
His fealty to the halcyon hour!

I count you kind, I hold you true;
But what may follow who can tell?
Give me a hand -- and you -- and you --
And deem me grateful, and farewell!







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