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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 12. I Promise Nothing: Friends Will Part


I promise nothing: friends will part;
        All things may end, for all began;
And truth and singleness of heart
        Are mortal even as is man.

But this unlucky love should last
        When answered passions thin to air;
Eternal fate so deep has cast
        Its sure foundation of despair.



Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
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  3. More Poems. 46. The Land of Biscay
  4. More Poems. 14. The Farms of Home Lie Lost in Even
  5. More Poems. 47. For My Funeral


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