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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

More Poems. 40. Farewell to a Name and a Number

Farewell to a name and a number
        Resigned again
To darkness and silence and slumber
        In blood and pain.

So time coils round in ring
        And home comes he
A soldier cheap to the King
        And dear to me;

So smothers in blood the burning
        And flaming flight
Of valour and truth returning
        To dust and night.

Alfred Edward Housman

Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 46. The Land of Biscay
  2. Additional Poems. 2. Oh Were He and I Together
  3. Last Poems. 30. SinnerТs Rue
  4. More Poems. 11. The Rainy Pleiads Wester
  5. More Poems. 33. On Forelands High in Heaven

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