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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


A Shropshire Lad. 11. On Your Midnight Pallet Lying


On your midnight pallet lying,
  Listen, and undo the door:
Lads that waste the light in sighing
  In the dark should sigh no more;
Night should ease a lover's sorrow;
Therefore, since I go to-morrow,
  Pity me before.
 
In the land to which I travel,
  The far dwelling, let me say --
Once, if here the couch is gravel,
  In a kinder bed I lay,
And the breast the darnel smothers
Rested once upon another's
  When it was not clay.



                      Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. Last Poems. 1. The West
  2. Last Poems. 5. Grenadier
  3. More Poems. 3. For these of Old the Trader
  4. Additional Poems. 7. He would not Stay for Me, and who Can Wonder?
  5. A Shropshire Lad. 12. When I Watch the Living Meet


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