Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday's poems

The Charge of the Light Brigade
By: Lord Alfred Tennyson

Half a league, half a league,  
  Half a league onward,  
All in the valley of Death  
  Rode the six hundred.  
"Forward, the Light Brigade!  
Charge for the guns!" he said:  
Into the valley of Death  
  Rode the six hundred.  
  
"Forward, the Light Brigade!"  
Was there a man dismay’d?    
Not tho’ the soldier knew  
  Some one had blunder’d:  
Theirs not to make reply,  
Theirs not to reason why,  
Theirs but to do and die:     
Into the valley of Death  
  Rode the six hundred.  
  
Cannon to right of them,  
Cannon to left of them,  
Cannon in front of them    
  Volley’d and thunder’d;  
Storm’d at with shot and shell,  
Boldly they rode and well,  
Into the jaws of Death,  
Into the mouth of Hell    
  Rode the six hundred.  
  
Flash’d all their sabres bare,  
Flash’d as they turn’d in air  
Sabring the gunners there,  
Charging an army, while   
  All the world wonder’d:  
Plunged in the battery-smoke  
Right thro’ the line they broke;  
Cossack and Russian  
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke     
  Shatter’d and sunder’d.  
Then they rode back, but not  
  Not the six hundred.  
  
Cannon to right of them,  
Cannon to left of them,      
Cannon behind them  
  Volley’d and thunder’d;  
Storm’d at with shot and shell,  
While horse and hero fell,  
They that had fought so well    
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,  
Back from the mouth of Hell,  
All that was left of them,  
  Left of six hundred.  
  
When can their glory fade?     
O the wild charge they made!  
  All the world wonder’d.  
Honor the charge they made!  
Honor the Light Brigade,  
  Noble six hundred! 
 
 
 
Just for fun does anyone know which movie 
this poem was talked about? =)

15 comments:

N. R. Williams said...

This is such a famous poem. But I never read the entire poem until now. You're Tiger's picture gifts look great.
Mom

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A great poet and a great poem.

Yvonne.

Jules said...

I don't think I had ever read the entire poem. As to the movie does it have Lee Marvin in it? I'm so bad at movies. And we need to talk communicating and connection my friend. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Clarissa Draper said...

I have no idea! But it's a wonderful poem.

The Words Crafter said...

Man!!!! I should know this. I know I've heard it talked about, and recently. So I must have the movie. GrRRrrr!!!!

When are you gonna tell us?

Jennie Bailey said...

I LOVE this poem! It's such a hero poem.

Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:

And it was in one of my fave movies - The Blind Side! I had never thought of it in terms of football before. I grew up on Chargers football (we have season seats still!). Once I heard it in The Blind Side, the two connected. All those years separate and all it took was Tim McGraw to make it come together. Go figure!

Tiger85 said...

Thank you for all your comments and I will give you the answer on the movie tomorrow. Thanks for play my little game. =)

irishoma said...

Gunga Din? Not sure of the spelling.
Donna

Misha said...

Love the new look!

The movie is The Blind Side. Watched it again this weekend, as it happens.

;-)

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh, I LOVE The Blind Side. Such a great story. I just love all your tiger pics. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Great poem!

I don't know . . . and I haven't seen The Blind Side. :P

Ann Best said...

I don't know. But I enjoyed re-reading the poem that I read decades ago.

And now I finally realize who your mom is! Boy, am I slow. I hope that someday I'll be in a position to use your services.

I always enjoying reading a comment from you on my blog!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Ann Best said...

I always ENJOY reading a comment....

The need to proofread and not punch the send button so fast!

Tiger85 said...

Sorry I didn't get on yesterday! The answer is the Blind Side. I just love that movie so much and it just so happens that is how I heard this poem. Congrats on the guesses and thank you all for your comments. =)

M Pax said...

Tennyson is such a delight.