Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The days of wine and roses

Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam
        (The brevity of life forbids us to entertain hopes of  long duration- Horace)

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.

                                                       Ernest Dowson


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