Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

Here Dead We Lie - Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
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  • (2/2/2008 10:35:00 AM)


    Life means different things to different people. Life doesn't mean happiness and victory at all times, but still we simply move on. Why? Because there is the ideal which drives them. The words 'Because we did not choose to live' seem to imply that he has control over his life and death, of which he doesn't even nearly have. (Report) Reply

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