06 August 2009

Lord Alfred Tennyson , born 6 August 1809

The Eagle
Alfred Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

1 comment:

Carrie K said...

The man had a way with imagery and action, I'll give him that.