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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 26. I Counsel You Beware


Good creatures, do you love your lives
        And have you ears for sense?
Here is a knife like other knives,
        That cost me eighteen pence.

I need but stick it in my heart
        And down will come the sky,
And earthТs foundations will depart
        And all you folk will die.



Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. Additional Poems. 4. It Is No Gift I Tender
  2. Last Poems. 20. The Night Is Freezing Fast
  3. More Poems. 28. He, Standing Hushed, a Pace or Two Apart
  4. A Shropshire Lad. 34. The New Mistress
  5. Last Poems. 13. The Deserter


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