Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Poem for Decoration Day

Here Dead Lie We 
Here dead lie we because we did not choose 
To live and shame the land from which we sprung. 
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose      
But young men think it is, and we were young.
A.E. Houseman  

Found in Other Men's Flowers: An Anthology of Poetry, A.P. Wavell, ed. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1945.

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