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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. More Poems. 2. When Israel out of Egypt Came
  2. More Poems. 44. Far Known to Sea and Shore
  3. More Poems. 21. The World Goes None the Lamer
  4. Last Poems. 24. Epithalamium
  5. Additional Poems. 19. The Defeated


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