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A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 52, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far in a western brookland
Last Line: About the glimmering weirs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): England; English


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: no more remembered
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.






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