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Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

Alfred Lord Tennyson bust
Alfred Lord Tennyson was born on August 6, 1809 in England and died October 6, 1892.He followed William Wordsworth as Poet Laureate of Great Britain. He held that position from 1850 to the time of his death in 1892, the longest tenure of any laureate. Robert Browning was his contemporary who said Tennyson was “insane” with revising his manuscripts extensively.  T.S. Elliot described Tennyson as “the saddest of all English poets.” W. H. Auden said about Tennyson, “There was little about melancholia he didn’t know; there was little else that he did.”

Here are some Tennyson quotes:

“So sad, so fresh the days that are no more.”

“The words ‘far, far away’ had always a strange charm.”

“The city is built
To music, therefore never built at all,
And therefore built forever.”

“I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson's Eagle poem with pic.
“The red rose cries, “She is near, she is near;”
And the white rose weeps, “She is late;”
The larkspur listens, “I hear, I hear;”
And the lily whispers, “I wait.”


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Poet Laureate 2013-15 Sandra Harrison Kay

Pleasanton Poet Laureate Sandra Harrison Kay came to our open mic night for the first time. She  read her excellent poem  about a woman who said a man she knew recently passed away in his 80’s and that he was such a nice person. The ending resonated with me on many levels. She also read a shorter poem about one ant.

I hadn’t seen Sandra for several years. I met her at the Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and Arts Festival Conference where I took her workshop on how to blog. I thanked her last night for not only showing me how to blog, but with her enthusiasm, inspired me to start right away. I used blogspot for a year or two and then changed to wordpress.

So timetowritenow would not exist if it hadn’t been for Sandra.You can got to her website and blog at http://www.writeousmomdotcom

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