The Author A. E. Housman

A Shropshire Lad - LVII


    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,
    But better late than never:
    I shall have lived a little while
    Before I die for ever.


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