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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

A Shropshire Lad. 57. You Smile upon Your Friend To-Day

You smile upon your friend to-day,
   To-day his ills are over;
You hearken to the lover's say,
   And happy is the lover.

'Tis late to hearken, late to smile,
   But better late than never;
I shall have lived a little while
   Before I die for ever. 

Alfred Edward Housman

Alfred Edward Housman's other poems:
  1. More Poems. 46. The Land of Biscay
  2. Additional Poems. 2. Oh Were He and I Together
  3. More Poems. 47. For My Funeral
  4. More Poems. 9. When Green Buds Hang in the Elm Like Dust
  5. Last Poems. 12. The Laws of God, the Laws of Man

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