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Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Home they brought her warrior dead:
She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:
All her maidens, watching, said,
‘She must weep or she will die.’

Then they praised him, soft and low,
Called him worthy to be loved,
Truest friend and noblest foe;
Yet she neither spoke nor moved.

Stole a maiden from her place,
Lightly to the warrior stepped,
Took the face-cloth from the face;
Yet she neither moved nor wept.

Rose a nurse of ninety years,
Set his child upon her knee—
Like summer tempest came her tears—
‘Sweet my child, I live for thee.’


Comments about Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead by Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Rookie - 11 Points Gobinda Das (5/12/2016 4:05:00 AM)

    I read in class IX. it was nicely explained by Our Head Master in school. On the one side the scene is she seems to be lifeless without his beloved husband.Nothing has any meaning in world at the death of her husband. but on the other side it is the child who is inspriation of unending path of life and the symbol of love between her and her husband as well jerk her to cry to be back with life. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,993 Points Soumita Sarkar (1/7/2016 12:15:00 AM)

    very well said dear poet..........poem is true vile of death and the matter of continuity of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dorjee Lepcha (11/30/2015 9:58:00 AM)

    Sacrifice is made for women, whether it was long before or it is presently now
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Poems About Home

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  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
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  10. 10. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  11. 11. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  12. 12. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  13. 13. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  14. 14. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  15. 15. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  16. 16. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  17. 17. Home , Anne Brontë
  18. 18. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  19. 19. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  20. 20. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  21. 21. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  22. 22. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  23. 23. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  24. 24. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  25. 25. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  26. 26. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  27. 27. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  28. 28. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  29. 29. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  30. 30. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  31. 31. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  32. 32. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  33. 33. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  34. 34. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  35. 35. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  36. 36. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  37. 37. Home , Rupert Brooke
  38. 38. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  39. 39. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  40. 40. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  41. 41. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  42. 42. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
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  49. 49. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  50. 50. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
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