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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

More Poems. 31. Because I Liked You Better

Because I liked you better
        Than suits a man to say,
It irked you, and I promised
        To throw the thought away.

To put the world between us
        We parted, stiff and dry;
Good-bye, said you, forget me.
        I will, no fear, said I.

If here, where clover whitens
        The dead mans knoll, you pass,
And no tall flower to meet you
        Starts in the trefoiled grass,

Halt by the headstone naming
        The heart no longer stirred,
And say the lad that loved you
        Was one that kept his word.

Alfred Edward Housman

Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. Last Poems. 20. The Night Is Freezing Fast
  2. More Poems. 11. The Rainy Pleiads Wester
  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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