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Robert William Service (Роберт Уильям Сервис)


My Calendar


From off my calendar today
A leaf I tear;
So swiftly passes smiling May
Without a care.
And now the gentleness of June
Will fleetly fly
And I will greet the glamour moon
Of lush July.

Beloved months so soon to pass,
Alas, I see
The slim sand silvering the glass
Of Time for me;
As bodingly midwinter woe
I wait with rue,
Oh how I grudge the days to go!
They are so few.

A Calendar's a gayful thing
To grace a room;
And though with joy of life I sing,
With secret gloom
I add this merry month of May
To eighty past,
Thinking each page I tear away
May be my last.



Robert William Service's other poems:
  1. Gentle Gaoler
  2. The Idealist
  3. Indifference
  4. Murderers
  5. The Ballad of the Leather Medal


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