'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town

by A.E. Housman


íTis time, I think, by Wenlock town
     The golden broom should blow;
The hawthorn sprinkled up and down
     Should charge the land with snow.
Spring will not wait the loitererís time
     Who keeps so long away;
So others wear the broom and climb
     The hedgerows heaped with may.
Oh tarnish late on Wenlock Edge,
     Gold that I never see;
Lie long, high snowdrifts in the hedge
     That will not shower on me.
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