Blue Remembered Hills


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Blue Remembered Hills

“Blue Remembered Hills” is one of the most famous lines from Alfred Edward Housman (26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known as A. E. Housman, an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.

The relevant lines are:

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

Housman first published A Shropshire Lad, a collection of sixty-three poems, at his own expense after several publishers had turned it down.

Blue Remembered Hills
Blue Remembered Hills

The image in the header of this blog post is of the Kemp Valley and is used with the kind permission of Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival.

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