Short poems about getting older
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Poems About Aging
William Shakespeare, Sonnet This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long. Summary: This is the third of four consecutive sonnets about ageing. It is a firm favorite among anthologists and sonnet fans. The gist of this poem can be summed up by Don Paterson in Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: "The more decrepit I look, the more you'll love me, as this reminds you that I'll be gone before you are. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Youth and Age. When I was young?
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Alfred Prufrock in T. Here are ten of the very finest poems about ageing, from the age of Shakespeare to the current century., Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads.
Rare is the poet who lives to old age but does not write about it. Most view aging as a loss--of vigor, health, and love. Some poets yearn for their youth or pity their shriveling bodies. When you are old and gray and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;. It is to spend long days And not once feel that we were ever young.