Friday, April 25, 2014

Words from a Poet

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, Enoch Arden 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!


  1. ja zulke dingen gebeuren overal,maar gelukkig heeft Uw zoon U er wel blij meegemaakt.

  2. A beautiful poem and what a sad story. Your son did well. That's a beautiful book.


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