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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 8. Give Me a Land of Boughs in Leaf


Give me a land of boughs in leaf,
        A land of trees that stand;
Where trees are fallen, there is grief;
        I love no leafless land.


Alas, the country whence I fare,
        It is where would stay;
And where I would not, it is there
        That I shall be for aye.


And one remembers, and one forgets,
        But tis not found again,
Not though they hale in crimsoned nets
        The sunset from the main.



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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