Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

Stars


Stars, I have seen them fall,
But when they drop and die
No star is lost at all
From all the star-sown sky.
The toil of all that be
Helps not the primal fault;
It rains into the sea,
And still the sea is salt.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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