Portrait of Tennyson, painted by Millais
It has been said that Lizzie developed a love of poetry at a young age, after discovering a Tennyson poem on a scrap of newspaper that had been used to wrap a pat of butter. Unfortunately, we do not know which poem captured her attention. But in honor of that moment, LizzieSiddal.com would like to share some of Tennyson’s poems.
Battle of Brunanburgh
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Demeter and Persephone
Flower in the Crannied Wall
The Lady of Shalott
La Morte D’Arthur
The Palace of Art (with illustration by Rossetti)
Illustration, drawn by Elizabeth Siddal, for Tennyson’s The Lady of Shalott.