A. E. Housman (1859–1936)


A Shropshire Lad  (1896)

LIV. With rue my heart is laden



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.