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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


Additional Poems. 13. Oh Turn not in from Marching


Oh turn not in from marching
        To taverns on the way:
The drought and thirst and parching
        A little dust will lay
        And take desire away.

Oh waste no words a wooing
        The soft sleep to your bed;
She is not worth pursuing,
        You will so soon be dead;
        And death will serve instead.



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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