From a biography I read on Housman (I sorry I don't recall the title or author) , Housman was believed to have possibly been homosexual, and was suspected by some family members as being so. If this was truly the case, I believe it may put different light on the point of few of some of his poems.
Thank you for making this poem available. In the movie, Out of Africa, Karen Blitzen reads from a book of poems. The title is partially obliterated, but I could see Hous... and assumed Houseman. I was able to find it on your site. What a fine poem. Thanks again. - artie
The rainy Pleiads wester
The rainy Pleiads wester, Orion plunges prone, The stroke of midnight ceases And I lie down alone.
The rainy Pleiads wester, And seek beyond the sea The head that I shall dream of That will not dream of me.