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Three by Housman III

Poems by Alfred Edward Housman.

White in the moon the long road lies,
   The moon stands blank above;
White in the moon the long road lies
   That leads me from my love.

Still hangs the hedge without a gust,
   Still, still the shadows stay:
My feet upon the moonlit dust
   Pursue the ceaseless way.

The world is round, so travellers tell,
   And straight though reach the track,
Trudge on, trudge on, 'twill all be well,
   The way will guide one back.

But ere the circle homeward hies
   Far, far must it remove:
White in the moon the long road lies
   That leads me from my love.

(A Shropshire Lad XXVI)

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.

(A Shropshire Lad LVII)

The half-moon westers low, my love,
   And the wind brings up the rain;
And wide apart we lie, my love,
   And seas between the twain.

I know not if it rains, my love,
   In the land where you do lie;
And oh, so sound you sleep, my love,
   You know no more than I.

(Last Poems XXVI)

Collected Poems (1940) pp. 53, 83, 129.

See also Three by Housman II: Poems by Alfred Edward Housman.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sun. 12/19/04 09:21:46 AM
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