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A Short Analysis of A. E. Housman's 'Give Me a Land of Boughs in Leaf'

A short analysis of a classic autumnal poem by A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

Much of A. E. Housman’s poetry requires no analysis or criticism; its meaning is plain enough to the reader. 494 more words


Eliot and Swinburne: Idealism and Decedence

Eliot and Swinburne have been part of my consciousness for many years but for different reasons. The former I primarily knew for his Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. 181 more words


Meads and Posies and Life

This post comes to you,

just because it’s spring,

and flowers demand attention, with winning ways,

and because I promised Tish Farrell , Writer on the Edge, 65 more words


"Eight O'Clock" -Poem by A.E.Housman

He stood, and heard the steeple
Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.
One, two, three, four, to market-place and people
It tossed them down.
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Weekly World War I Poems Catchup: March 29, 2015

“Here Dead We Lie” (A. E. Housman)

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung. 19 more words


Stars, I have seen them fall,
But when they drop and die
No star is lost at all
From all the star-sown sky.
The toil of all that be… 19 more words


Featured Poem: Blue Remembered Hills by A.E. Housman

This week’s Featured Poem comes from one of our groups within our Big Lottery funded Merseyside Volunteer Reader Scheme project, where our Volunteer Assistants and our dedicated volunteers read in care homes to people living with… 372 more words

Featured Poem