by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

The sigh that heaves the grasses
Language: English 
The sigh that heaves the grasses
Whence thou wilt never rise
Is of the air that passes
And knows not if it sighs.

The diamond tears adorning
Thy low mound on the lea,
Those are the tears of morning,
That weeps, but not for thee.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 45