Clockwork Angel and Poetry Part 2

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!

The sun, the moon, the stars, the seas, the hills and the plains,-
Are not these, O Soul, the Vision of Him who reigns?
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti – This is another long poem, but quite a fun one to read.
We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?
That’s a wrap for the poetry in Clockwork angel Part 2. Stay tuned for more installations!
As usual, I’d love to hear whether these poems float your boat.
Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

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