The Recruit Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


Leave your home behind ladA
And reach your friends your handB
And go and luck go with youC
While Ludlow tower shall standB
Oh come you home of SundayD
When Ludlow streets are stillE
And Ludlow bells are callingF
To farm and lane and millE
Or come you home of MondayG
When Ludlow market humsH
And Ludlow chimes are playingF
The conquering hero comesH
Come you home a heroI
Or come not home at allJ
The lads you leave will mind youC
Till Ludlow tower shall fallJ
And you will list the bugleK
That blows in lands of mornL
And make the foes of EnglandM
Be sorry you were bornL
And you till trump of doomsdayD
On lands of morn may lieN
And make the hearts of comradesO
Be heavy where you dieN
Leave your home behind youC
Your friends by field and townP
Oh town and field will mind youC
Till Ludlow tower is downP

A. E. Housman


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