Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

Poems of Alfred Edward Housman

Reveille

Wake: the silver dusk returning
Up the beach of darkness brims,
And the ship of sunrise burning
Strands upon the eastern rims.

Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters,
Trampled to the floor it spanned,
And the tent of night in tatters
Straws the sky-pavilioned land.

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