Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day - Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

You smile upon your friend to-day,
To-day his ills are over;
You hearken to the lover's say,
And happy is the lover.

'Tis late to hearken, late to smile,
But better late than never;
I shall have lived a little while
Before I die for ever.

Comments about You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day by Alfred Edward Housman

  • Madhabi Banerjee (1/8/2018 11:41:00 AM)

    good poem.thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • Christopher Tye (6/21/2016 9:06:00 AM)

    The last two lines sum-up so much in so few words. (Report) Reply

  • Mithilesh Yadav (1/27/2016 7:34:00 PM)

    A life narrated in few lines ........... Grrt penned (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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