A Farewell

Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea,
A rivulet then a river:
Nowhere by thee my steps shall be
For ever and for ever.

But here will sigh thine alder tree
And here thine aspen shiver;
And here by thee will hum the bee,
For ever and for ever.

A thousand suns will stream on thee,
A thousand moons will quiver;
But not by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Comments (13)

A structured use of quatrain and rhyme effect. Well communicated.
Flow, softly flow.... A well expressed poem! Sylva.
Tennyson's flow of words is remarkable! A thousand suns will stream on thee, A thousand moons will quiver; But not by thee my steps shall be, For ever and for ever. A beautiful poem!
Poem of a simple yet wonderful in rendition, Lord Tennyson is a master versifier in English literature!
Cold rivulet! Nice piece of work
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