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are not long, the weeping and the laughter A/V
Dowson (1867-1900), English writer/poet
fire is out, and spent the warmth thereof,
is the end of every song man sings!)
golden wine is drunk, the dregs remain,
as wormwood and as salt as pain;
health and hope have gone the way of love
that drear oblivion of lost things.
go along with us until the end;
was a mistress, this, perhaps, a friend.
pale, indifferent eyes, we sit and wait
the dropped curtain and the closing gate:
is the end of all the songs man sings.
from The Le
Gallienne Book of English Verse (1922)
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