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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman

A Shropshire Lad. 20. Oh Fair Enough Are Sky and Plain

Oh fair enough are sky and plain,
   But I know fairer far:
Those are as beautiful again
   That in the water are;

The pools and rivers wash so clean
   The trees and clouds and air,
The like on earth was never seen,
   And oh that I were there.

These are the thoughts I often think
   As I stand gazing down
In act upon the cressy brink
   To strip and dive and drown;

But in the golden-sanded brooks
   And azure meres I spy
A silly lad that longs and looks
   And wishes he were I. 

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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