Henley’s poem “Margaritae Sorori” (see here) about the longing for a peaceful end is reminiscent of Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar”. Alfred Lord Tennyson, who was Britain’s poet laureate for much of Queen Victoria’s reign, wrote this poem in 1889, three years before his death.It is believed that the poet composed it while at sea, crossing […]

Crossing the Bar