Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

Alfred Edward Housman Poems

81. Now Hollow Fires Burn Out To Black 1/3/2003
82. White In The Moon The Long Road Lies 1/3/2003
83. The Day Of Battle 1/3/2003
84. Bring, In This Timeless Grave To Throw 1/3/2003
85. Tell Me Not Here, It Needs Not Saying 1/3/2003
86. Hughley Steeple 1/3/2003
87. Others, I Am Not The First 1/3/2003
88. Stars 1/3/2003
89. Oh, When I Was In Love With You 1/3/2003
90. In My Own Shire, If I Was Sad 1/3/2003
91. Bredon Hill 1/3/2003
92. If By Chance Your Eye Offend You 1/3/2003
93. Far In A Western Brookland 1/3/2003
94. Ho, Everyone That Thirsteth 1/3/2003
95. I Hoed And Trenched And Weeded 1/3/2003
96. The Laws Of God, The Laws Of Man 1/3/2003
97. Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries 1/3/2003
98. If Truth In Hearts That Perish 1/3/2003
99. You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day 1/3/2003
100. 1887 1/3/2003
101. Eight O'Clock 1/3/2003
102. Could Man Be Drunk Forever 1/3/2003
103. With Rue My Heart Is Laden 1/3/2003
104. Is My Team Ploughing 1/3/2003
105. Diffugere Nives 1/3/2003
106. Farewell To Barn And Stack And Tree 1/3/2003
107. From Far, From Eve And Morning 1/3/2003
108. Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff 1/3/2003
109. Into My Heart An Air That Kills 1/3/2003
110. Loveliest Of Trees, The Cherry Now 1/3/2003
111. When I Was One-And-Twenty 1/3/2003
112. The Carpenter's Son 1/3/2003
113. Along The Field As We Came By 12/31/2002
114. Be Still, My Soul, Be Still 1/3/2003
115. To An Athlete Dying Young 1/3/2003
116. Here Dead We Lie 12/24/2003
Best Poem of Alfred Edward Housman

Here Dead We Lie

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure,
Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is,
And we were young.

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Wake: the silver dusk returning
Up the beach of darkness brims,
And the ship of sunrise burning
Strands upon the eastern rims.

Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters,
Trampled to the floor it spanned,
And the tent of night in tatters
Straws the sky-pavilioned land.

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