The Splendour Falls by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, one of the most well-loved Victorian poets, gives us this bewitching poem about the glories of nature and the power of myth which enable us to “hear” voices from a wilder, stranger realm…

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The Splendour Falls

The splendor falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story;
The long light shakes across the lakes,
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying
Blow, bugle; answers, echoes, dying, dying, dying.

O hark, O hear! how thin and clear,
And thinner, clearer, farther going!
O sweet and far from cliff and scar
The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!
Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying;
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.

O love, they die in yon rich sky,
They faint on hill or field or river;
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
And grow forever and forever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying,dying

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  1. cindy June 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    1ST TO COMMENT !!!

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    hey i love that poem …can u tell us more of
    bad fairys please.
    thanx
    cinydm2

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    • admin July 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Cindy and Brittany,

      I just answered this question on another post – you can find it here, #117.

      Take care!
      Natalie

  2. Brittany July 3, 2009 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    hi its brit!!!

    2ND TO COMMINT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    (LOL) srry i just thought that was funnny…anyway do you remember me? you know zoom? anyway i was wondering how do you know if its a “bad” fairy? this isnt that inportant sence this is just a random question. so take your time you dont need to write back anytime soon.
    your BEST BEST friend, 🙂
    brit brit!!

  3. cindy July 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    brits….funny
    hi brit
    hee i guess im ## to comment

  4. cindy July 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    hey …..:)

  5. Bri3 August 14, 2009 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    poetry is so magical, i wrote a poem about poetry lol and it has to do with poems along these lines:
    as each word continues wrapped in velvet,
    those cast under the spell of each delicate line
    have the enchanted brush bristles paint a picture before the’s eyes
    the color of the word, each has magic of its own
    the end

  6. Bri3 August 15, 2009 at 9:07 am - Reply

    i’m going to write a poem for the fairies. 🙂

  7. Elyssa February 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    AWESOME POEM!!!!! i luv poetry, so magical…. would it attract fae if i put up pictures i drew of them? also can fae read minds? i read on another site that fae see you as pure energy so they can read your minds. also do fae like goldfish or ginger bread (i left some out but they have not touched it, mabe because of the snow…)lolz sry for pelting you with questions

  8. Emily July 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    How do you see a fairy exactly? Or confront them to showing themselves? And how can you tell if there is a faery living in you faery house?

  9. Faebelief December 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    HI!!! I love that poem :DD
    But can IIII submit a poem? I write ones about different things like one is about a dragon and then one about a mirror but I want to show all you believers my dragon poem :DD
    So how can I submit Natalie???
    Please write back, FAEBELIEF…Cheesey smile 3~{D <–MUSTACHIOSSSS MANNN :DD

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