There’s just so much awesome poetry in this novel! Stand by for part 2 of my compilation of poetry mentioned and quoted in Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel.
Paracelsus by Robert Browning – This long poem is based on the life of – you guessed it – Paracelsus. It’s all very philosophical.
Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character
Odes by Horace – The Odes are a quartet of lyric poems, written in Latin. Worry not, I went and translated the quote just for you.
Pulvis et umbra sumus.
(We are dust and shadows.)
Boadicea by Alfred Lord Tennyson – It would appear that Mr Will Herondale is a fan of Tennyson’s narrative poetry. No-one’s complaining.
Thine the liberty, thine the glory, thine the deeds to be celebrated,
Thine the myriad-rolling ocean, light and shadow illimitable,
Thine the lands of lasting summer, many-blossoming Paradises,
Thine the North and thine the South and thine the battle-thunder of God.
The Higher Pantheism by Alfred Lord Tennyson – More Tennyson! I really love this poem though – and it’s even of a reasonable length!