6 thoughts on “Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott’ : 8-minute video

  1. Sublime, Lasha! Thank you very much. I was first introduced to that poem back in High School by my English teacher. The dulcet voice of Loreena McKennitt is very moving; lifts one to higher plane. I listened to it three times, so far. Will listen again and again!

    1. Glad you liked it, Felix. You belong to a dying breed of poetry lovers. I guess it’s the Celtic strain in you. One day you will perhaps tell us how you made the leap from Roman Catholicism to Buddhism. That would be interesting to know.

      1. I too adore this poem. It brings back my childhood days … all the innocent daydreams and poetic longings for je ne sais quoi.

        The mirror cracked from side to side.
        ‘I am half sick of shadows,’ cried
        The Lady of Shalott.

        If anyone’s sick of shadows, it’s me. Oui, c’est moi, mon petit!

        And any mirror I had … cracked long ago! … LOL.

      2. dying breed of poetry lovers

        Those are the sheep of fashion, Lasha, poetry yesterday, hip-hop (“the tattoed bitch of Shalott“) today, just like the dying breed of rock+roll lovers.

        Felix is a special breed, true to itself, that will never die.

        OKTOBER, mein Freund!

  2. OKTOBER, Indeed! Samut Sakhon! Lemon Chili Garlic Blakapong and Oyster omelette! Gastronomic poetry, Lobro.

  3. I love this poem. I bought a collection of Tennyson which I still have now because of The Lady of Shalott. The picture posted here is very good for it too.

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