Saturday, October 31, 2015

Here are Five Fascinating Facts about Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Tennyson lived in the 1800's and was a poet. A lot of his poetry had a classic mythology theme.  He tried plays but they didn't do too well.  Still today people frequently us a term from In Miriam 27:  "Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all."

The Kraken by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth:  faintest sunlight flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with enormous arms and slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire should heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

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