Quotation by A.E. Housman

If in that Syrian garden, ages slain,
You sleep, and know not you are dead in vain,
Nor even in dreams behold how dark and bright
Ascends in smoke and fire by day and night
The hate you died to quench and could but fan,
Sleep well and see no morning, son of man.
A.E. (Alfred Edward) Housman (1859–1936), British poet. Easter Hymn (l. 1–6). . .

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman. (1965) Henry Holt.
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