…from the quills of the dead white poets
Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
Youth, large, lusty, loving – youth full of grace, force, fascination,
Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?
Day full-blown and splendid –
day of immense sun, action, ambition, laughter,
The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and restoring darkness.