Tennyson's Poems


First published in 1830.

Two children in two neighbour villages

Playing mad pranks along the healthy leas;

Two strangers meeting at a festival;

Two lovers whispering by an orchard wall;

Two lives bound fast in one with golden ease;

Two graves grass-green beside a gray church-tower,

Wash'd with still rains and daisy-blossomed;

Two children in one hamlet born and bred;

So runs [1] the round of life from hour to hour.

[Footnote 1: 1830. Fill up.]