And fear no more for me; or if you fear
Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.
Is He not yonder in those uttermost
Parts of the morning? if I flee to these
Can I go from Him? and the sea is His,
The sea is His: He made it.
The above is an excerpt from Enoch Arden, a narrative poem by Alfred Tennyson, published in 1864. In the poem, is a happily married fisherman who suffers financial problems and becomes a merchant seaman. He is shipwrecked, and, after 10 years on a desert island, he returns home to discover that his beloved wife, believing him dead, has remarried and has a new child. Not wishing to spoil his wife’s happiness, he never lets her know that he is alive. (from Encyclopedia Britannica)
My son purchased this collection at a library sale. I always feel a bit sad when they get rid of these great works. They should keep these classics. There is much to be learned about life within their pages.
Do you have a favorite poet? If so, please share in the comments.
Have a blessed day in the Lord!