• Hi,
      This poem is one of a cycle of 63 poems called A SHROPSHIRE LAD, first published in 1896, and is a nostalgic and beatific look at life in the English countryside back then. The narrator identifies the blue hills and their farms and spires as the “land of lost content;” so, though the memories may not be sad in themselves, their lostness is. The blue remembered hills are both memories and places where memories were made.
      I hope this helps.


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