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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


A Shropshire Lad. 10. March


The Sun at noon to higher air,
Unharnessing the silver Pair
That late before his chariot swam,
Rides on the gold wool of the Ram.

So braver notes the storm-cock sings
To start the rusted wheel of things,
And brutes in field and brutes in pen
Leap that the world goes round again.

The boys are up the woods with day
To fetch the daffodils away,
And home at noonday from the hills
They bring no dearth of daffodils.

Afield for palms the girls repair,
And sure enough the palms are there,
And each will find by hedge or pond
Her waving silver-tufted wand.

In farm and field through all the shire
The eye beholds the heart's desire;
Ah, let not only mine be vain,
For lovers should be loved again. 



                      Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 34. Young Is the Blood that Yonder
  2. More Poems. 27. To Stand up Straight and Tread the Turning Mill
  3. More Poems. 12. I Promise Nothing: Friends Will Part
  4. More Poems. 18. Delight it Is in Youth and May
  5. More Poems. 36. Here Dead Lie We Because We Did not Choose


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