Last Poems by A. E. Housman

Last Poems by A. E. Housman

by A. E. Housman

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Last Poems by A. E. Housman by A. E. Housman

Beyond the moor and the mountain crest
-Comrade, look not on the west-
The sun is down and drinks away
From air and land the lees of day.

The long cloud and the single pine
Sentinel the ending line,
And out beyond it, clear and wan,
Reach the gulfs of evening on.

The son of woman turns his brow
West from forty countries now,
And, as the edge of heaven he eyes,
Thinks eternal thoughts, and sighs.

Oh wide's the world, to rest or roam,
With change abroad and cheer at home,
Fights and furloughs, talk and tale,
Company and beef and ale.

But if I front the evening sky
Silent on the west look I,
And my comrade, stride for stride,
Paces silent at my side,

Comrade, look not on the west:
'Twill have the heart out of your breast;
'Twill take your thoughts and sink them far,
Leagues beyond the sunset bar.

Oh lad, I fear that yon's the sea
Where they fished for you and me,
And there, from whence we both were ta'en,
You and I shall drown again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497536821
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

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