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Morte D'Arthur, A Poem By Alfred Lord Tennyson, Illuminated by Alberto Sangorski

Morte D'Arthur, A Poem By Alfred Lord Tennyson, Illuminated by Alberto Sangorski - Alfred Tennyson,  Alberto Sangorski The end of King Arthur's life, in verse.
I generally prefer tales told in prose, but this poem has a nice, very readable flow, and beautiful imagery. A wistful tone suffuses the work, as the dying Arthur repeatedly convinces Sir Bedivere to return Excalibur to the Lake, and Arthur's passing is equated with the passing of magic from this world.