(William Ernest Henley)






Echoes. 30. Kate-a-Whimsies, John-a-Dreams


Kate-a-Whimsies, John-a-Dreams,
   Still debating, still delay,
And the worlds a ghost that gleams
   Waversvanishes away!

We must live while live we can;
   We should love while love we may.
Dread in women, doubt in man . . .
   So the Infinite runs away.

1876




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