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Ernest Dowson
Ernest Dowson
1867-1900


Theme:  Love and Romance (the dark side)


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The are not long, the weeping and the laughter
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Wisdom
Ernest Dowson (1867-1900), English writer/poet

Love wine and beauty and the spring,
While wine is red and spring is here,
And through the almond blossoms ring
The dove-like voices of thy Dear.

Love wine and spring and beauty while
The wine hath flavor and spring masks
Her treachery in so soft a smile
That none may think of toil and tasks.

But when spring goes on hurrying feet,
Look not thy sorrow in the eyes,
And bless thy freedom from thy sweet:
This is the wisdom of the wise.



from The Poems And Prose Of Ernest Dowson


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