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A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 54, by             Poem Explanation     Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: With rue my heart is laden
Last Line: In fields where roses fade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Graves; Mortality; Mourning; Remorse; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement

WITH rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had,
For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.

By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.

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