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A E Housman

This poem by A E Housman returns to the subject of unrequited love.  The great love of his life was one of his room mates at Oxford, Moses Jackman.   100 more words


Because I Liked You

This poem by A E Housman is one of his romantic and melancholic poems made more poignant by the fact that the great love of his life was unrequited. 119 more words


The Laws Of God By A E Housman

  1. Housman (1895-1936) was a homosexual at a time when to be so was punishable by imprisonment. Unlike Oscare Wilde, Housman avoided imprisonment, (Wilde was imprisoned in Reading Jail where he penned the powerful and moving “Balad of Reading Jail”).
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Geez… I'm running out of candles…

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. 185 more words

An Appreciation

on poetry

“Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. ‘Poetry gives most pleasure,’ said Coleridge, ‘when only generally and not perfectly understood'; and perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.” 14 more words


The Land Of Lost Content By A. E. Housman

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content, 15 more words

Twenty One...and Older. MUCH Older

When I Was One-and-Twenty

By A. E. Housman

When I was one-and-twenty

       I heard a wise man say,

“Give crowns and pounds and guineas

       But not your heart away; 337 more words