Here Dead Lie We because We did not Choose (XXXVI)

1Here dead lie we because we did not choose
2     To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
3Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
4     But young men think it is, and we were young.
Publication Start Year: 
1936
Publication Notes: 
A. E. Housman, More Poems (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936): 53. RPO copy
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011
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