Alfred Edward Housman

Last Poems. 11. Yonder See the Morning Blink

Yonder see the morning blink:
        The sun is up, and up must I,
To wash and dress and eat and drink
And look at things and talk and think
        And work, and God knows why.

Oh often have I washed and dressed
        And whatís to show for all my pain?
Let me lie abed and rest:
Ten thousand times Iíve done my best
        And allís to do again.

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