|The Rhyme Maker
Theme: Carpe Diem
mortal men are doomed
Palladas (c. 4th Century),
by Jane Minot Sedgwick (1795-1859), American poet
mortal men are doomed to pay Death's debt,
no one knows if he will live tomorrow.
this, O man! Make merry and forget
wine's oblivion fear and death and sorrow.
love and pleasure thy brief days enhance,
leave all else to the control of chance.
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