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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

More Poems. 13. I Lay Me Down and Slumber

I lay me down and slumber
        And every morn revive.
Whose is the night-long breathing
        That keeps a man alive?

When I was off to dreamland
        And left my limbs forgot,
Who stayed at home to mind them,
        And breathed when I did not?

Ч I waste my time in talking,
        No heed at all takes he,
My kind and foolish comrade
        That breathes all night for me.

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. SinnerТs Rue
  5. More Poems. 11. The Rainy Pleiads Wester

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