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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 21. The World Goes None the Lamer


The world goes none the lamer,
        For ought that I can see,
Because this cursed trouble
        Has struck my days and me.

The stars of heaven are steady,
        The founded hills remain,
Though I to earth and darkness
        Return in blood and pain.

Farewell to all belongings
        I won or bought or stole;
Farewell, my lusty carcase,
        Farewell, my aery soul.

Oh worse remains for others
        And worse to fear had I
Than so at four-and-twenty
        To lay me down and die.



Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 17. Bells in Tower at Evening Toll
  2. A Shropshire Lad. 50. Clunton and Clunbury
  3. More Poems. 46. The Land of Biscay
  4. More Poems. 40. Farewell to a Name and a Number
  5. Last Poems. 32. When I Would Muse in Boyhood


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