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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 67. When on my bed the moonlight fall

Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 – 1892

When on my bed the moonlight falls,
  I know that in thy place of rest
  By that broad water of the west,
  There comes a glory on the walls:
  Thy marble bright in dark appears,
  As slowly steals a silver flame
  Along the letters of thy name,
  And o'er the number of thy years.
  The mystic glory swims away;
  From off my bed the moonlight dies;
  And closing eaves of wearied eyes
  I sleep till dusk is dipt in gray:

  And then I know the mist is drawn
  A lucid veil from coast to coast,
  And in the dark church like a ghost
  Thy tablet glimmers to the dawn.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.  more…

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