Mothers Day pause

13 May

This was a poem my mother often recited. It gave her comfort.


Crossing the bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home!

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourn of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Tennyson’s manuscript from Project Gutenberg’s Modern English Books of Power.

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3 responses to “Mothers Day pause

  1. The 2 Witches

    May 13, 2007 at 10:24 am

    This is a beautiful poem and I have not read it in a long long time. Thank you for sharing it


    Mama Kelly

  2. caisaki

    May 13, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Aww..such a nice poem.. =)

  3. Benjamin Solah

    May 13, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Love the look of the handwritten pages.

    By the way, I tagged you.


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