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What greater pleasure is there in life than studying classic cultures and deriving knowledge from our past? For you and English Victorian poet, Tennyson — not much! After finishing an anthology of Greek Mythology, you’d likely hunker down with Tennyson to discuss how the themes in ancient mythology still shape narratives in modern life. Only after some heady, academic banter would you go for a leisurely stroll through the garden, near the pond. Take a break from planning your trip to Cambridge and check out one of the most famous poems by your bestie.

“Crossing the Bar”
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Well, I really wanted Poe…but I didn’t pick the raven 😉

 

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  1. I like a few poems by Tennyson. I studied The Coming of Arthur, The Passing of Arthur and Gareth and Lynette as part of my O level English Lit course many years ago and have read other, shorter poems from time to time. Crossing the Bar is a lovely one.

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