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Ezra Pound - Song in the Manner of Housman

O woe, woe, 
People are born and die, 
We also shall be dead pretty soon 
Therefore let us act as if we were 
dead already.

The bird sits on the hawthorn tree 
But he dies also, presently. 
Some lads get hung, and some get shot. 
Woeful is this human lot. 
Woe! woe, etcetera . . . .

London is a woeful place, 
Shropshire is much pleasanter. 
Then let us smile a little space 
Upon fond nature's morbid grace. 
Oh, Woe, woe, woe, etcetera . . .

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Song in the Manner of Housman
Poem of the Day: Nov 8 2005

Comment 48 of 48, added on April 18th, 2014 at 1:46 AM.

HiD2G8 Thanks so much for the blog article.Thanks Again.

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Comment 47 of 48, added on April 11th, 2014 at 1:41 PM.
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Yes, discovered what joy cluoor can bring. Thank you for this reminder. Various quotes which should be learned by heart.Please have you all a good Sunday.

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Comment 46 of 48, added on October 24th, 2013 at 4:50 PM.

L8WpNZ Im grateful for the article.Much thanks again. Want more.

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