General Editor: Marc R. Plamondon
Representative Poetry Online, edition 6.0, is a web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years. more about RPO
A heartwarming gift for you on this cold Valentine’s Day: “Phyllis Loves Kelly,” 60 years of collected love poems from poet Phyllis Gotlieb to her husband, Kelly...
1When I am old and drenched in worlds of sadness,
2 And wear a lacy cap upon my head;
3When, looking past the future's singing gladness,
4 I linger, wistful, in the years long dead.
5When I am old, and young folk all about me,
6 Speak softly of religion, when they speak,
7When parties are a grand success without me;
8 And when my laugh is fluttering and weak --
9Will I then be content to raise my glances,
10 Serenely to the cloud-entangled sky?
11And will I be content to watch at dances,
12 Without a heartbreak, as the hours pass by?
13Or when I see young lovers' fingers twine,
14Will I remember, dear, your lips on mine?