Kevin Morris introduces Alfred Edward Housman

Poetry Writing

When I Watch the Living Meet by Alfred Edward Housman

On Sunday 1 August, I took down my copy of A E Housman’s A Shropshire Lad. Whilst I am an admirer of Housman’s work, as with all poets and authors, certain of his writings resonate with me more so than do others. One such poem is “When I Watch the Living Meet”, which appears in A Shropshire Lad and is reproduced below.