British Poet Laureate (1809–1892)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1st Baron Tennyson) (6 August, 1809 – 6 October, 1892) was the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and is one of the most popular English poets in literature.
- Where Claribel low-lieth
The breezes pause and die,
Letting the rose-leaves fall:
But the solemn oak-tree sigheth,
With an ancient melody
Of an inward agony,
Where Claribel low-lieth.
- "Claribel" (1830)
- He often lying broad awake, and yet
Remaining from the body, and apart
In intellect and power and will, hath heard
Time flowing in the middle of the night,
And all things creeping to a day of doom.