Thursday, October 13, 2011

Housman - Shropshire Lad, IV.

Two months ago, I walked up and down Argir sand reciting this poem to the wind and rain.

A.E Housman- Shropshire Lad, IV. 

It is no gift I tender,
  A loan is all I can;
But do not scorn the lender;
  Man gets no more from man.

Oh, mortal man may borrow
  What mortal man can lend;
And 'twill not end to-morrow,
  Though sure enough 'twill end.

If death and time are stronger,
  A love may yet be strong;
The world will last for longer,
  But this will last for long.

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