A. E. Housman

Good night; ensured release, Imperishable peace, Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earth’s foundations stand And heaven endures. *These three lines are on the tablet over Housman’s grave in the parish church at Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Good night; ensured release, Imperishable peace, Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earth’s foundations stand And heaven endures. *These … Read More

Tis spring; come out to ramble The hilly brakes around, For under thorn and bramble About the hollow ground The primroses are found. And there’s the windflower chilly With all the winds at play, And there’s the Lenten lily That has not long to stay And dies on Easter day.

Tis spring; come out to ramble The hilly brakes around, For under thorn and bramble About the hollow ground The primroses are found. And there’s … Read More

Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? ‘Tis that every mother’s son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; Bear the fruit that bear you must; Bring the eternal seed to light, And morn is all the same as night.

Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? ‘Tis that every mother’s son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of … Read More