Vitæ Summa Brevis Spem nos Vetet Incohare Longam

Original Text: 
Ernest Dowson, Verses (London:Leonard Smithers, 1896): [v]. del D696 A155 1896 Fisher Rare Book Library
1They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
2    Love and desire and hate;
3I think they have no portion in us after
4    We pass the gate.
5They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
6    Out of a misty dream
7Our path emerges for a while, then closes
8    Within a dream.
Publication Start Year: 
1896
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.
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