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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


Additional Poems. 11. Morning up the Eastern Stair


Morning up the eastern stair
Marches, azuring the air,
And the foot of twilight still
Is stolen toward the western sill.
Blithe the maids go milking, blithe
Men in hayfields stone the scythe,
All the lands alive around
Except the churchyards idle ground.
 Theres empty acres west and east
But aye tis Gods that bears the least:
This hopeless garden that they sow
With the seeds that never grow.



Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 40. Farewell to a Name and a Number
  2. Additional Poems. 2. Oh Were He and I Together
  3. More Poems. 46. The Land of Biscay
  4. Last Poems. 30. Sinners Rue
  5. More Poems. 11. The Rainy Pleiads Wester


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