ariuslynx (ariuslynx) wrote,

Ernest Dowson

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
  Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
  We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
  Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
  Within a dream.

  • (1867 - 1900), "Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam",

  • first published 1896

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