[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by A.E. Housman: A.E. Housman Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by A.E. HousmanA.E. Housman | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by A.E. HousmanBooks by A.E. Housman

Hughley Steeple

A.E. Housman


The vane on Hughley steeple
    Veers bright, a far-known sign,
And there lie Hughley people,
    And there lie friends of mine.
Tall in their midst the tower
    Divides the shade and sun,
And the clock strikes the hour
    And tells the time to none.

To south the headstones cluster,
    The sunny mounds lie thick;
The dead are more in muster
    At Hughley than the quick.
North, for a soon-told number,
    Chill graves the sexton delves,
And steeple-shadowed slumber
    The slayers of themselves.

To north, to south, lie parted,
    With Hughley tower above,
The kind, the single-hearted,
    The lads I used to love.
And, south or north, 'tis only
    A choice of friends one knows,
And I shall ne'er be lonely
    Asleep with these or those.

Added: 2 Sep 2002 | Last Read: 20 Mar 2018 1:31 PM | Viewed: 5701 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Hughley Steeple by A.E. Housman, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...

URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/6796/ | Viewed on 20 March 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.