In Memoriam A.H.H.
To-night the winds begin to rise
And roar from yonder dropping day:
The last red leaf is whirl’d away,
The rooks are blown about the skies.
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892)
In Memoriam A. H. H. contains some of Tennyson’s most wonderful verses, and is remarkable also for its sheer length. The original title of In_Memoriam_A.H.H. was “The Way of the Soul”, giving us an idea of Tennyson’s thoughts and emotions surrounding the death of a close friend. This work is widely considered to be one of the greatest poems of the 19th century, they say.