The Best A. E. Housman Poems Everyone Should Read

Housman is one of my favourite English poets and I would recommend anyone who is not familiar with his verse to dip into Houseman. “On Wenlock Edge” is the first Housman poem I recollect reading (or, rather hearing read on the radio). Its a wonderful poem. Kevin

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The greatest poems of A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman (1859-1936) didn’t write a great deal of poetry, but the poems he left behind are loved by millions around the world. But what are Housman’s best poems? Drawing up a ‘top ten’ has proved difficult. We’ve included some of his most famous poems, but have also included some of the poems which, we feel, show Housman doing what he did best: tugging at the heartstrings through skilfully crafted verse. Click on the title of each poem to read it.

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now’. One of A. E. Housman’s most widely anthologised poems, this sees the speaker reflecting on the fact that, aged 20, he only has 50 of his threescore years and ten remaining. Because time is short, he will appreciate the cherry blossom while he’s around to do so. This poem is the first of…

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