The Author A. E. Housman

Here dead lie we


Here dead lie we was Housman's reflection after World War I. Published in The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman (1922) p. 197.
Here dead lie we because we did not choose 
To live and shame the land from which we sprung. 

Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose, 
But young men think it is, and we were young. 

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