Ulysses – A Small Selection


Just a small selection from the poem Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson. I’m not sure I’ve EVER posted a poem or poetry oriented post before, as that is just not my thing. But poetry is the expression of the soul and sometimes it speaks where our own words fail us.


20 thoughts on “Ulysses – A Small Selection

  1. piotrek says:

    Oh, thank you! I haven’t read this one before. It is moving.
    My favourite Tennyson is Lady of Shalott, especially sung by Loreena McKennitt 🙂
    And his Charge of the Light Brigade resonates with what’s left in me of the Polish spirit – we have a soft spot for crazy cavalry charges 😉

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I read the whole thing before posting this part and honestly, I can do without the rest of the poem.

      I like McKennitt’s voice. Her “Mummers Dance” (I think?) ranks up there with Enya in my opinion.

      I laughed pretty hard at that last sentence. Thanks 🙂

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  2. OlaG says:

    Cool! That’s the most known fragment, if I’m not mistaken – I think I’ve seen it used as a quote in SF books, and for a reason 😉

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  3. This poem holds a special place in my heart because I heard this final part for the first time while watching Babylon 5 (it was Commander Sinclair’s favorite poem), and from there I went to explore more of Tennyson’s work, so that the two mediums – even though wildly different – are now forever linked in my mind 🙂

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  4. pcbushi says:

    I feel like I’ve heard/seen that last line before, but didn’t know what it was from.

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  5. Nicole says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read Tennyson’s Ulysses before. That’s a neat snippet, though, and now I want to look for it.

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  6. It evokes a lot of heroic epicness, that’s for sure.

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