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Best Housman Poems

Below are the all-time best Housman poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of housman poems written by PoetrySoup members


In Defense of structured verse!
If Housman lived today and spoke of Terrance,
would rhyme and structure be his "stupid stuff?"
If he could wax poetic now,
what would it be that killed...

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© Wayne Sapp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: housman, satire
Form: Limerick



Premium Member The Clockhouse at Halloween
The Clockhouse's A. E. Housman Suite at Halloween

Alfred Edward Housman's apparition
Recites "A quieter place than Clun(ton)
Where doomsday may thunder and lighten"*
A E Housman's ghost does...

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Categories: housman, halloween,
Form: Quatrain
Poets Speak of Us
Poets Speak of Us

Shakespeare once said,
"Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right myself will bear all wrong."

Blake once said,
"So when...

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Categories: housman, loveme, me,
Form: Free verse
Come Down, for Harold Bloom
Come Down
by Michael R. Burch

for Harold Bloom

Come down, O, come down
from your high mountain tower.
How coldly the wind blows,
how late this chill hour ...

and I...

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Categories: housman, books, culture, discrimination, education, extended metaphor,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Into The Land
When we travel life's highway 
Who's counting the cost
As we follow like sheep to the fold?

All our hearts seem content 
At not getting lost
Yet we're...

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Categories: housman, freedom, tribute,
Form: Rhyme



Epitaphs
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

Autumn...

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Categories: housman, bereavement, death, death of a friend,
Form: Epitaph
Epigrams IV
Sex Hex
by Michael R. Burch

Love’s full of cute paradoxes
(and highly acute poxes).

Love
by Michael R. Burch

Love is either wholly folly,
or fully holy.

Nun Fun Undone
by Michael R....

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Categories: housman, bible, christian, death, funeral, god, grave,
Form: Epigram