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Favourites from A Shropshire Lad...

Generally, I am not a fan of buying books. I love reading them but prefer to borrow them from the library and return them rather than have them clutter up my home. 91 more words

Give Me a Land of Boughs in Leaf

Give Me a Land of Boughs in Leaf by A. E. Housman


Give me a land of boughs in leaf,

A land of trees that stand; 60 more words


LVII '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, 33 more words

'They say my verse is sad: no wonder'

They say my verse is sad: no wonder;
Its narrow measure spans
Tears of eternity, and sorrow,
Not mine, but man’s.

This is for all ill-treated fellows… 32 more words

Life is but a dream

I spent the earlier portion of this evening with my old friend Jeff. As ever, our conversation ranged far and wide. One topic on which we dwelt at length revolved around what constitutes reality and how, at any given point we can be certain that what we are experiencing is real. 114 more words



By A. E. Housman

When I watch the living meet,

And the moving pageant file

Warm and breathing through the street

Where I lodge a little while, 97 more words

Fleeting Beauty

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge had me on the hunt for something abstractly beautiful. On Sunday, when I walked around the side of my apartment building to get to the laundry room, my subject found me. 381 more words