Because I Liked You Better
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salomojillieCommunity member
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One of the best poets around. A.E Housman. LOVE this poem. This is amazing.
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Because I Liked You Better

A.E Housman

Because I liked you better

Than suits a man to say,

It irked you, and I promised

To throw the thought away.

To put the world between us

We parted stiff and dry;

'Good-bye,' said you, 'forget me.'

'I will, no fear', said I.

If here, where clover whitens

The dead man's knoll, you pass,

And no tall flower to meet you

Starts in the trefoiled grass,

Halt by the headstone naming

The heart no longer stirred,

And say the lad that loved you

Was one that kept his word.

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