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The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.


The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.


-fish are quick!

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:) One of my teachers had the
poem "Crossing the Bar" posted on
a lovely plaque. It became one of
my favorites. "The Lady of Shalott"
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O that 'twere possible

O THAT 'twere possible
After long grief and pain
To find the arms of my true love
Round me once again!...

A shadow flits before me,
Not thou, but like to thee:
Ah, Christ! that it were possible
For one short hour to see
The souls we loved, that they might tell us
What and where they be!

Alfred Tennyson, Lord Tennyson.


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aye, for those fond of 'The Lady of Shalott'- have you ever seen the Waterhouse painting of her in the Tate Britain?

its amazing to stand in front of it and contemplate the poem....

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I especially like In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850). There are so many great lines in that poem and it took Tennyson 17 years to complete.


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wow- seventeen years...thats a dedicated poet, there....

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He finished it just prior to becoming Poet Laureate of England.

Re: The Lady of Shalot-If you get a chance listen to Loreena McKennitt's musical rendition. It's beautiful


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ah yes, the lovely loreena- i have all of her cd's- i love what she does with the poetry she sets to music!

~L'elly

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Airy, fairy Lilian,
Flitting, fairy Lilian,
When I aks her if she love me,
Claps her tiny hands above me,
Laughing all she can;
She'll not tell me if she love me,
Cruel little Lilian.

This is the beginning of one of my favorite peoms by Tennyson. It is entitled, of course, Lilian. If you read this poem you can tell that Lilian is a bit of a tease and though besotted with her he is frustrated and annoyed with her. Loving the things that annoy him. Even though the poem is ended with;

Praying all I can,
If prayers will not hush thee,
Airy Lilian
Like a rose leaf I will crush thee,
Fairy Lilian

I still find no matter how many times I read it I love it. Another poem that I enjoy is 'The Poets Mind'. It seems to border on the edge of vanity.

Vex not thou the poet's mind
With thy shallow wit:
Vex not thou the poet's mind;
For thou canst not fathom it.
Clear and bright it should be ever,
Flowing like a crystal river;
Bright as light and clear as wind.

These are just a few of my favorites. If you are not familiar with them they are worth looking up.

Lewellynwilde:
Waterhouse's painting of The Lady of Shalott is one of my favorites. However I do like William Holman Hunt's painting of The Lady of Shalott better. Though Waterhouse is classified as a Pre-Raphaelite Hunt is one of the three original and no one can paint Pre- Raph better. If you have time you might want to check out Charles Robinson's painting of The Lady as well. It is a black and white and a different style than the Pre- Raph. Also if you like Waterhouse here are three more of my favorite paintings.
Windswept, Destiny and Boreas.


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I like 'The charge of the light brigade'

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thank you much, Aria- i am always looking for new victorian art- i love it.

waterhouse is one of my favourite painters, along with leighton. i think the reason i have an affinity for that painting is it was the first i saw...and i knew it before i knew the poem, along with the fact that i actually go to stand in front of the painting itself- its bloody huge!

i think i know hunt's version of the lady, beautiful.

when did robinson paint?

off topic a bit, if you like this sort of painting, check out Richard Dadd. i know that image isnt the best, but his history is very interesting and even better is the story behind the painting, done in an insane assylum.

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Does anyone know how I can get a hold of a Moxon Tennyson? I of course love the poems but the illustrations are amazing. It is considered to be the greates contribution by the Pre-Raphaelites.


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