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Tennyson
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In Lucem Transitus, October, 1892

From the misty shores of midnight, touched with splendours of the moon,
To the singing tides of heaven, and the light more clear than noon,
Passed a soul that grew to music till it was with God in tune.

Brother of the greatest poets, true to nature, true to art;
Lover of Immortal Love, uplifter of the human heart;
Who shall cheer us with high music, who shall sing, if thou depart?

Silence here–for love is silent, gazing on the lessening sail;
Silence here–for grief is voiceless when the mighty minstrels fail;
Silence here–but far beyond us, many voices crying, Hail!