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Oh, To Be Young and Dumb

WHEN I WAS ONE-AND-TWENTY

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
“Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away; 156 more words

Poetry

Featured Poem: Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now by A.E. Housman

As there are increasingly more green shoots and buds on the trees, it’s always worth reading through this poem by A.E. Housman, from his most famous collection… 101 more words

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the cherry now

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten, 47 more words

A E Housman

XL. 'Into my heart an air that kills'

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, 31 more words

"And early though the laurel grows / It withers quicker than the rose."

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, 158 more words

Poetry

Wearing White for Eastertide

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,

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