There pass the careless people
   That call their souls their own;
Here by the road I loiter,
   How idle and alone.

Ah, past the plunge of plummet,
   In seas I cannot sound,
My heart and soul and senses,
   World without end, are drowned.

His folly has not fellow
   Beneath the blue of day
That gives to man or woman
   His heart and soul away.

There flowers no balm to sain him
   From east of earth to west
That's lost for everlasting
   The heart out of his breast.

Here by the labouring highway
   With empty hands I stroll:
Sea-deep, till doomsday morning,
   Lie lost my heart and soul.

A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad
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