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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


Last Poems. 10. Could Man Be Drunk for Ever


Could man be drunk for ever
        With liquor, love, or fights,
Lief should I rouse at morning
        And lief lie down at nights.

But men at whiles are sober
        And think by fits and starts,
And if they think, they fasten
        Their hands upon their hearts.



Alfred Edward Housman


Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 9. When Green Buds Hang in the Elm Like Dust
  2. More Poems. 40. Farewell to a Name and a Number
  3. Additional Poems. 2. Oh Were He and I Together
  4. Additional Poems. 11a. They Shall Have Breath that Never Were
  5. More Poems. 37. I Did Not Lose My Heart in SummerТs Even


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