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Thirteen Strings open season with tasteful, haunting performance

Thirteen Strings
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent St.
Reviewed Friday, November 14

Although it was published in 1896, A.E. Housman’s poetry cycle A Shropshire Lad became one of the touchstone literary works for Britain during and after the First World War. 372 more words

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When books find you and do not let go

Other than “To an Athlete Dying Young,” my familiarity with A. E. Housman is very limited. But serendipitously a published lecture of his found me and I have been deeply reading it for a couple of months now. 100 more words


Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries By A E Housman

I like the unsentimental nature of this poem which never fails to bring a smile to my lips:

“These, in the day when heaven was falling, 53 more words

"I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat."

“I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.”

- A. E. Housman, 1859-1936, English, poet


Quoting Creatively: the 'Out of Africa' connection

I may be wrong about this, but doesn’t John Barry’s Out of Africa film score owe just a little something to George Butterworth’s Shropshire Lad Rhapsody? 1,142 more words

Tish Farrell Writer

Unique Wisdom from A.E. Housman

To An Athlete Dying Young
A. E. Housman

THE time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by, 152 more words

Why Poetry?

Questioner: I teach five-year-olds and we’ve been doing poetry — they love writing it. But making them sit down and recite poems would just be a waste of their time and a waste of my time. 351 more words