A Farewell

Poem By Alfred Lord Tennyson

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.

Comments about A Farewell

Great poem of nature the power of which doesn't obstruct the progress of man but propels it in all circumstances. Quite inspiring. Thanks.
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful creation. thanks for sharing.
Nice poem... Easy.... Yet simple and beautiful
Nice English... Beautiful poem
A structured use of quatrain and rhyme effect. Well communicated.


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