Author: landscape design (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 12-28-05 15:05
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O heart, we are old;
The living beauty is for younger men:
We cannot pay its tribute of wild tears.
-Yeats, W.B., 1918
Thomas Jefferson once said, \'We should never judge a president by his age,
only by his works.\' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin\'d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see\'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death\'s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see\'st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed, whereon it must expire,
Consum\'d with that which it was nourish\'d by.
This thou perceiv\'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well, which thou must leave ere long.
Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.
T. S. Eliot