This poem, NOT the picture, is framed on the wall in Ms. Lucy’s house: Episode 11 - "All The World And God"

Crossing the Bar By Alfred Lord Tennyson


Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep, Turns again home.


Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark;

For through from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar.






Tennyson wrote "Crossing the Bar" in 1889, three years before he died. The poem describes his placid and accepting attitude toward death. Although he followed this work with subsequent poems, he requested that "Crossing the Bar" appear as the final poem in all collections of his work.