Tennyson, Alfred Lord - Mariana - All day within the dreamy house
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Alfred Lord Tennyson – from Mariana
All day within the dreamy house
The doors upon their hinges creaked
The blue fly sung in the pane; the mouse
Behind the mouldering wainscot shrieked
Or from the crevice peered about.
Old faces glimmered through the doors
Old footsteps trod the upper floors
Old voices called her from without
She only said 'My life is dreary
He cometh not' she said
She said 'I am aweary, weary
I would that I were dead'