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Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

When I Came Last to Ludlow


When I came last to Ludlow
Amidst the moonlight pale,
Two friends kept step beside me,
Two honest friends and hale.

Now Dick lies long in the churchyard,
And Ned lies long in jail,
And I come home to Ludlow
Amidst the moonlight pale.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003
Edited: Saturday, September 17, 2011

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