There is sweet music here that softer falls. Tennyson’s Poems E 2019-01-06

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What is it that will last? At worst, as we have seen this poem appears to imply, the aesthetic power of words and music may in fact distract us from what is humanly meaningful the real task of the mariners, to get back to work, sea and family. We have had enough of action, and of motion we, Roll'd to starboard, roll'd to larboard, when the surge was seething free, Where the wallowing monster spouted his foam-fountains in the sea. All round the coast the languid air did swoon, Breathing like one that hath a weary dream. There is confusion worse than death, Trouble on trouble, pain on pain, Long labor unto aged breath, Sore task to hearts worn out by many wars And eyes grown dim with gazing on the pilot-stars. But in the details of his poem Tennyson has laid many other poets under contribution, notably Moschus, 'Idyll', v.

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The Lotos

there is sweet music here that softer falls

Time driveth onward fast, And in a little while our lips are dumb. Both the music and the poetry show off their ; moreover, by the time we arrive at the end of the eleven-stress line we are glad to have come to the end and be awarded a break, just as the singers in the poem are encouraging the sailors to feel. This is lovelier and sweeter, Men of Ithaca, this is meeter, In the hollow rosy vale to tarry, Like a dreamy Lotos-eater, a delirious Lotos-eater! And round about the keel with faces pale, Dark faces pale against that rosy flame, The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos-eaters came. Full-faced above the valley stood the moon; And, like a downward smoke, the slender stream Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem. It is a melancholy choir of mariners singing of the toil on the sea and contemplating whether it would be better to continue to battle the sea back to their homeland, only to continue to toil; or to be washed ashore to an island where they would toil no more.

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The Lotos

there is sweet music here that softer falls

Dear is the memory of our wedded lives, And dear the last embraces of our wives And their warm tears: but all hath suffer'd change; For surely now our household hearts are cold: Our sons inherit us: our looks are strange: And we should come like ghosts to trouble joy. ” In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon. Surely, surely, slumber is more sweet than toil, the shore Than labor in the deep mid-ocean, wind and wave and oar; O, rest ye, brother mariners, we will not wander more. Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness, And utterly consumed with sharp distress, While all things else have rest from weariness? Is there confusion in the little isle? We have had enough of action, and of motion we, Roll’d to starboard, roll’d to larboard, when the surge was seething free, Where the wallowing monster spouted his foam-fountains in the sea. To: nightsongs, because where there is sacred contemplation, so there is he. All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful Past. Death is the end of life; ah, why Should life all labor be? Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51 Line count: 11 Word count: 83 Gentle Reminder This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008.

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638. The Lotos

there is sweet music here that softer falls

E-Text: Choric Song E-Text Tennyson's Poems Choric Song 1 There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals from blown roses on the grass, Or night-dews on still waters between walls Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass; Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, Than tir'd eyelids upon tir'd eyes; Music that brings sweet sleep down from the blissful skies. All things have rest: why should we toil alone, We only toil, who are the first of things, And make perpetual moan, Still from one sorrow to another thrown: Nor ever fold our wings, And cease from wanderings, Nor steep our brows in slumber's holy balm; Nor harken what the inner spirit sings, 'There is no joy but calm! The charmed sunset linger'd low adown In the red West: thro' mountain clefts the dale Was seen far inland, and the yellow down Border'd with palm, and many a winding vale And meadow, set with slender galingale; A land where all things always seem'd the same! · Check out our other writing samples, like our resources on , ,. Is there confusion in the little isle? Only to hear and see the far-off sparkling brine, Only to hear were sweet, stretch'd out beneath the pine. Near the end of the final stanza, Tennyson's narrator describes the original Lotus-eaters one last time. What pleasure can we have To war with evil? The last four lines have both similarities and differences with one another.

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There is sweet music here that softer falls (Tennyson, set by Edgar Leslie Bainton, Houston Bright, Benjamin Burrows, Eugene Sanders Butler, Patricia Cartwright, Stephen Chatman, John Harvey Clements, Anthony Vincent Benedictus Collins, Brian Blyth Daubney, John Duro, Edward Elgar, Sir, Norman Fulton, Alan Gibbs, John Tasker Howard, Kenneth Blanchard Klaus, Paul Koepke, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, William Reginald Pasfield, Paul Paviour, Charles Proctor, Alfred Reed, Richard Stoker, Rudolph T. Werther, L. J. White) (The LiederNet Archive: Texts and Translations to Lieder, mélodies, canzoni, and other classical vocal music)

there is sweet music here that softer falls

All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful Past. The Gods are hard to reconcile: 'Tis hard to settle order once again. To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height; To hear each other’s whisper’d speech; Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender curving lines of creamy spray; To lend our hearts and spirits wholly To the influence of mild-minded melancholy; To muse and brood and live again in memory, With those old faces of our infancy Heap’d over with a mound of grass, Two handfuls of white dust, shut in an urn of brass! Here each line is two stresses longer than the last, whereas each of the lines that precede them have, uniformly, nine stresses. Death is the end of life; ah, why Should life all labour be? All its allotted length of days, The flower ripens in its place, Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil, Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil. Or else the island princes over-bold Have eat our substance, and the minstrel sings Before them of the ten years' war in Troy, And our great deeds, as half-forgotten things. The charmed sunset linger’d low adown In the red West; thro’ mountain clefts the dale Was seen far inland, and the yellow down Border’d with palm, and many a winding vale And meadow, set with slender galingale; A land where all things always seem’d the same! All its allotted length of days The flower ripens in its place, Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil, Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil. You can see a painting of the mythical land of the Lotus-eaters here: The artist, Robert Duncanson 1821-1872 , was American - the son of a Canadian father and an African-American mother.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson quote: There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals...

there is sweet music here that softer falls

What pleasure can we have To war with evil? Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind, In the hollow Lotos-land to live and lie relined On the hills like Gods together, careless of mankind. Eventually the mariners are persuaded, and they do decide to remain in the 'hollow Lotus-land', living there 'like Gods together, careless of mankind'. The text of 1842 is practically the final text. Dear is the memory of our wedded lives, And dear the last embraces of our wives And their warm tears: but all hath suffer'd change; For surely now our household hearts are cold: Our sons inherit us: our looks are strange: And we should come like ghosts to trouble joy. Or else the island princes over-bold Have eat our substance, and the minstrel sings Before them of the ten years’ war in Troy, And our great deeds, as half-forgotten things. When we had tasted meat and drink I sent forth certain of my company to go and make search what manner of men they were who here live upon the earth by bread. ”— Why should we only toil, the roof and crown of things? Being in her studio is like being inside a valentine card.

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Quote by Lord Alfred Tennyson: “There is sweet music here that softer falls Tha...”

there is sweet music here that softer falls

How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With half-shut eyes ever to seem Falling asleep in a half-dream! All round the coast the languid air did swoon, Breathing like one that hath a weary dream. Also, music from no source fills the room, objects move on their own and there is a shadowy figure that lurks about. Here are cool mosses deep, And thro' the moss the ivies creep, And in the stream the long-leaved flowers weep, And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep. ” In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon. What pleasure can we have To war with evil? Branches they bore of that enchanted stem, Laden with flower and fruit, whereof they gave To each, but whoso did receive of them And taste, to him the gushing of the wave Far far away did seem to mourn and rave On alien shores; and if his fellow spake, His voice was thin, as voices from the grave; And deep-asleep he seem’d, yet all awake, And music in his ears his beating heart did make. For they lie beside their nectar, and the bolts are hurl'd Far below them in the valleys, and the clouds are lightly curl'd Round their golden houses, girdled with the gleaming world: Where the smile in secret, looking over wasted lands, Blight and famine, plague and earthquake, roaring deeps and fiery sands, Clanging fights, and flaming towns, and sinking ships, and praying hands.

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638. The Lotos

there is sweet music here that softer falls

All its allotted length of days, The flower ripens in its place, Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil, Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil. The Lotos blooms below the barren peak: The Lotos blows by every winding creek: All day the wind breathes low with mellower tone: Thro' every hollow cave and alley lone Round and round the spicy downs the yellow Lotos-dust is blown. Here are cool mosses deep, And thro' the moss the ivies creep, And in the stream the long-leaved flowers weep, And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep. What actually happens, of course, is that we are given the nine-stress line we've been expecting but then also a further eleven-stress line, which ends in the soothing word 'sleep', on top of this. About the poet By the same poet Related books · · · · © 2018 EnglishVerse.

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Quote by Lord Alfred Tennyson: “There is sweet music here that softer falls Tha...”

there is sweet music here that softer falls

Is there confusion in the little isle? Paraphrased from Moschus, 'Idyll', v. We are expecting the word sleep to come and so it soothes us when it does arrive. Being in her studio is like being inside a valentine card. To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height; To hear each other’s whisper’d speech; Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender curving lines of creamy spray; To lend our hearts and spirits wholly To the influence of mild-minded melancholy; To muse and brood and live again in memory, With those old faces of our infancy Heap’d over with a mound of grass, Two handfuls of white dust, shut in an urn of brass! Here are cool mosses deep, And thro' the moss the ivies creep, And in the stream the long-leaved flowers weep, And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep. Now whosoever of them did eat the honey-sweet fruit of the lotos had no more wish to bring tidings nor to come back, but there he chose to abide with the lotos-eating men ever feeding on the lotos and forgetful of his homeward way. Or else the island princes over-bold Have eat our substance, and the minstrel sings Before them of the ten years' war in Troy, And our great deeds, as half-forgotten things. There is sweet music here that softer falls Tennyson, set by Edgar Leslie Bainton, Houston Bright, Benjamin Burrows, Eugene Sanders Butler, Patricia Cartwright, Stephen Chatman, John Harvey Clements, Anthony Vincent Benedictus Collins, Brian Blyth Daubney, John Duro, Edward Elgar, Sir, Norman Fulton, Alan Gibbs, John Tasker Howard, Kenneth Blanchard Klaus, Paul Koepke, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, William Reginald Pasfield, Paul Paviour, Charles Proctor, Alfred Reed, Richard Stoker, Rudolph T.

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