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Last Poems - Poetry of A.E. Housman

A. E. Housman

Housman himself knew that his output as a poet would not be large. In his preface to this volume, he wrote, rather touchingly: "I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more." He pulled Last Poems together because his life-long friend, Moses Jackson, was dying and Housman wanted Jackson to be able to read these poems before he passed away. The work in this volume is more varied in form and content than in his first book, and shows a change of heart, a greater acceptance of the human condition, along with a more impersonal voice. His sense of the finality of life is strong: Dead clay that did me kindness I can do none to you But only wear for breast-knot The flower of sinner's rue. Yet, if anything, his voice is gentler, his spirit calmer and more accepting, and his sense of the eternal stronger than in his first book. Enjoy!

Housman himself knew that his output as a poet would not be large. In his preface to this volume, he wrote, rather touchingly: "I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more." He pulled Last Poems together because his life-long friend, Moses Jackson, was dying and Housman wanted Jackson to be able to read these poems before he passed away. The work in this volume is more varied in form and content than in his first book, and shows a change of heart, a greater acceptance of the human condition, along with a more impersonal voice. His sense of the finality of life is strong: Dead clay that did me kindness I can do none to you But only wear for breast-knot The flower of sinner's rue. Yet, if anything, his voice is gentler, his spirit calmer and more accepting, and his sense of the eternal stronger than in his first book. Enjoy!
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Housman himself knew that his output as a poet would not be large. In his preface to this volume, he wrote, rather touchingly: "I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more." He pulled Last Poems together because his life-long friend, Moses Jackson, was dying and Housman wanted Jackson to be able to read these poems before he passed away. The work in this volume is more varied in form and content than in his first book, and shows a change of heart, a greater acceptance of the human condition, along with a more impersonal voice. His sense of the finality of life is strong: Dead clay that did me kindness I can do none to you But only wear for breast-knot The flower of sinner's rue. Yet, if anything, his voice is gentler, his spirit calmer and more accepting, and his sense of the eternal stronger than in his first book. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:45