Clockwork Angel and Poetry: Part 5

Here is the fifth – and final! – instalment of all the poetry alluded to and quoted in Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Enjoy!

The Old Church Tower by Emily Bronte – I really like this poem! I think its apparent simplicity makes it all the more lovely.

I watched how evening took the place
Of glad and glorious day
I watched a deeper gloom efface
The evening’s lingering ray

Genesis 31:49 – This Biblical quote made the list because it’s just great. The verse is taken from the story of Jacob and Laban, and is used in reference to a covenant. The way it’s used in Clockwork Angel is a little more romanticised!

It was also called Mizpah, because he said, “May the Lord keep watch between you and me while we are away from each other.”

The Lost Leader by Robert Browning – I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like Robert Browning.

Blot out his name, then, record one lost soul more,

One task more declin’d, one more foot-path untrod,

One more devil’s-triumph, and sorrow for angels,

One wrong more to man, one more insult to God!

And with that, we’ve finished! That was every poem/work of literature (excluding novels) quoted or alluded to in Clockwork Angel. I hope you enjoyed it!

Did you have a favourite poem from the selection? Is there any more Victorian poetry you’d recommend?

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

~Dani

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