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Daily Poem – A Shropshire Lad

August 19, 2006

A Shropshire Lad

by A. E. Housman

From Clee to heaven the beacon burns,
The shires have seen it plain,
From north and south the sign returns
And beacons burn again.

Look left, look right, the hills are bright,
The dales are light between,
Because ’tis fifty years to-night
That God has saved the Queen.

Now, when the flame they watch not towers
About the soil they trod,
Lads, we’ll remember friends of ours
Who shared the work with God.
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/HouShro.html
Primary Source:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/britpo.html

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