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A. E. Housman (1859–1936).  A Shropshire Lad.  1896.
 
XVI. It nods and curtseys and recovers
 
 
IT nods and curtseys and recovers
  When the wind blows above,
The nettle on the graves of lovers
  That hanged themselves for love.
 
The nettle nods, the winds blows over,        5
  The man, he does not move,
The lover of the grave, the lover
  That hanged himself for love.
 

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