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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

More Poems. 38. By Shores and Woods and Steeples

By shores and woods and steeples
        Rejoicing hearts receive
Poured on a hundred peoples
        The far-shed alms of eve.

Her hands are filled with slumber
        For world-wide labourers worn;
Yet those are more in number
        That know her not from morn.

Now who sees night for ever,
        He sees no happier sight:
Night and no moon and never
        A star upon the night.

Alfred Edward Housman

Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. Additional Poems. 1. Atys
  2. Additional Poems. 2. Oh Were He and I Together
  3. Last Poems. 22. The Sloe Was Lost in Flower
  4. More Poems. 9. When Green Buds Hang in the Elm Like Dust
  5. Additional Poems. 11a. They Shall Have Breath that Never Were

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