The Author A. E. Housman

A Shropshire Lad - LII


    Far in a western brookland
    That bred me long ago
    The poplars stand and tremble
    By pools I used to know.

    There, in the windless night-time,
    The wanderer, marvelling why,
    Halts on the bridge to hearken
    How soft the poplars sigh.

    He hears: long since forgotten
    In fields where I was known,
    Here I lie down in London
    And turn to rest alone.

    There, by the starlit fences,
    The wanderer halts and hears
    My soul that lingers sighing
    About the glimmering weirs.


facebook share button twitter share button google plus share button tumblr share button reddit share button email share button share on pinterest pinterest

Create a library and add your favorite stories. Get started by clicking the "Add" button.
Add A Shropshire Lad - LII to your own personal library.

Return to the A. E. Housman Home Page, or . . . Read the next poem; A Shropshire Lad - LIII - The True Lover

Anton Chekhov
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Susan Glaspell
Mark Twain
Edgar Allan Poe
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Herman Melville
Stephen Leacock
Kate Chopin
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson