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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 36. Here Dead Lie We Because We Did not Choose


Here dead lie we because we did not choose
        To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose,
        But young men think it is, and we were young.



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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